Eastern KY deputy, suspect shot


JOHNSON COUNTY, KY (FOX 56) – A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering after being shot in the line of duty.

The deputy was out on a domestic call that turned into a pursuit last night. Kentucky State Police troopers were called in to help during the chase.

They were able to stop the man they were chasing just inside the Lawrence County line on Route 201.

Troopers say the man fired shots, they fired back, and he was shot several times.

We do not know the suspect’s condition at this time.

The deputy is at Pikeville Medical Center this morning with what troopers are calling a non-life-threatening injury.

We’re still waiting to get the name of the deputy and the suspect.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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