Sheriff’s deputy shot, suspect also injured in Eastern Kentucky

Published 5:38 am Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Two people — including a Kentucky deputy — were injured in a shooting Tuesday night, according to Kentucky State Police.

KSP trooper assisted the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on a domestic call that led to a pursuit that stopped just inside the Lawrence County line on state Route 201.

During the pursuit, the suspect fired several shots and struck a deputy.  The deputy was taken to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were thought to be non-life threatening.

During the incident, the suspect was also shot several times and taken to Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. His condition is unknown.

No names have been released yet.