• John McGary, Woodford Sun Staff

Fleeing suspect shot off Pisgah Pike

A three-county chase ended on a farm off Pisgah Pike early Thursday morning after a Scott County deputy shot the subject of that chase, according to state police.

As of Thursday afternoon, the suspect, whose name was not released, was in UK Chandler Hospital in serious condition.

In a news release, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper First Class Bernis Napier said that about 7:30am Thursday, Scott County deputies responded to a call of a wreck on I-64 near the Midway exit. The driver of a black Ford F-150 allegedly left the scene, then was spotted on Ironworks Road in Scott County.

“The impending pursuit went across three counties. Preliminary investigations reveal at the end of the pursuit, Scott County deputies confronted the male subject inside the truck. During the course of that confrontation, a Scott County deputy discharged his firearm, striking the driver of the truck,” Napier wrote.

The driver of the truck was treated by Woodford County EMS workers before being taken to the hospital.

According the release, the deputy who shot the driver has worked for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department for five-and-a-half years. Per department policy, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave.

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Critical Incident Response Team and KSP detectives continue to investigate the incident. They were assisted at the scene by the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sun will have more on the incident in our Jan. 4 issue.

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