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Police shoot, injure suspect in Georgetown

Police shoot, injure suspect in Georgetown

Bill Stephens

January 11th, 2016

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky police chief says an officer has shot a suspect who refused to drop a weapon that turned out to be a pellet gun.

Georgetown Police Chief Mike Bosse told media that officers responding early Monday to a domestic disturbance ordered the suspect, 29-year-old Stephen C. Young, to drop what appeared to be a handgun. Bosse said that instead Young pointed the weapon at officers, and one officer fired.

Bosse said Young was hit twice and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured. The chief said Young will be charged with assault.

He said the officer will be on administrative leave until he’s ready to return to duty.

The shooting remains under investigation.

 

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