Posted: Jul 31, 2012 5:26 AM
Updated: Jul 31, 2012 7:40 AM
A Paris police officer shot a man in the head during a scuffle Monday afternoon.
Officers responded to a home on Hanson Street just after 1 p.m. to investigate a domestic violence call. Police say a man met officers at the door holding some sort of weapon. During a struggle with an officer, the man suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
A neighbor says he pulled his kids inside when he heard what sounded like fireworks.
"He wouldn't put his gun down, so I guess they did what they had to do. I don't know if it was right to shoot him in the head, but they shot him," he said.
EMS took the man to UK Hospital for treatment. Officials called his injuries life threatening.
Police have not released the victim's name.
The officer has been placed on paid leave while Kentucky State Police Investigate the incident.