Hardin County officer shoots wanted man fleeing traffic stop

Published: Jul. 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 at 9:07 PM EDT
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ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting stemming from a traffic stop in Elizabethtown.

Police said a traffic stop was initiated around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain View Estates Road in Hardin County. The suspect, Robert Chowning, 25, was identified to have several felony warrants, according to police.

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Chowning refused arrest and attempted to flee in his vehicle. That's when Hardin County Sheriff's Deputy Henry Volentine shot the subject and a short pursuit ensued, according to police.

The chase ended on Lower Colesburg Road and the subject was taken into custody and treated at University Hospital. He is expected to be okay.

Police have not released the charges Chowning faces.

Volentine is an eight year veteran of the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

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