Harrison County, KY – A Kentucky State Police (KSP) trooper was shot on Friday afternoon in a Cynthiana trailer park.
The incident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 28 as the trooper was making a traffic stop on Delta Court, WLEX reported.
Neighbors in the area said they heard multiple gunshots.
Witnesses said the gunman fled the scene in a vehicle, WLEX reported.
The trooper was reportedly shot twice.
The wounded hero was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but officials have not yet said where the law enforcement officer was shot or provided any information on the extent of their injuries, WLEX reported.
The trooper was transported to Harrison Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Update: KSP Captain Paul Blanton confirmed that a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officer was first on the scene after the trooper was shot, and loaded the wounded hero into his vehicle to transport him to Harrison Memorial Hospital, WDKY reported.
From there, the trooper was quickly taken to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital Trauma Center, according to Capt. Blanton.
Kentucky State Police officials said the wounded trooper was responsive when he was taken from the scene, WKYT reported.
On Saturday morning, state police officials said he was in “stable” condition, according to WDKY.
The state police have not yet released the trooper’s identity, nor any details of the incident.
For hours after the shooting, police said that suspect had not been apprehended, WKYT reported.
BREAKING: A Kentucky State Trooper was shot twice during a traffic stop in Cynthiana. They have been taken to the hospital. A search for a suspect is ongoing
I'm headed to the scene and will be live on @LEX18News with the latest.
— Ricky Sayer (@RickyReports) January 28, 2022
A search involving law enforcement officers from multiple agencies was ongoing, according to WLEX.
Pray for Kentucky State Police. Another one shot. pic.twitter.com/6Q5GdN8VBk
— Kevin (@kevincaskey48) January 28, 2022
WHAT WE KNOW NOW: – A Kentucky State Trooper has been shot.
– They were wearing a bulletproof vest.
– The trooper is being transported to UK Hospital.
– State police continue to look for a suspect, KSP will release the suspect description soon.
– We have reporters on the scene. pic.twitter.com/RLBYwbN8WZ
— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) January 28, 2022
“We don’t know the extent of the trooper’s injuries, but KSP officials tell us the trooper was responsive when he was taken to the hospital.”
— Kevin Coots (@Kevin_Coots) January 28, 2022
A Kentucky State Police Officer was shot in Cynthiana, Ky. at 4:16 pm Friday. He was shot by a resident of Lexington, Ky. Lawlessness is on the rise.
“And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” – Jesus
— F. Glenn (@f_glennjr) January 29, 2022
Praying for the Kentucky State Trooper that was shot in line of duty today.
— Anthony Palmer (@AWayne84) January 29, 2022
Update: The suspect was located and arrested by state troopers and Lexington police at about 10:04 p.m. on Friday night. Authorities have not yet released his identity, WDKY reported.
Heres a look at the heavy law enforcement presence on Landsdowne
just before 11 last night shortly after a suspect was arrested in the shooting of a Kentucky state trooper. @FOX56News pic.twitter.com/VYq65YCLiV
— Emani Payne (@EmaniPayneTV) January 29, 2022
The KSP Critical Incident Response Team is heading up the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
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