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Aug 14, 2010 1:41 PM

Pikeville Police Involved In Shooting

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Pikeville police officers have shot and wounded a man who tried to hit them with his vehicle.

A news release from the Kentucky State Police states Pikeville city police officers were called to a home where a man was to trying to force his way inside in violation of a protection court.
They were told he was drunk and suicidal.

The report says as two officers responded to the call Friday night, the suspect's car passed them with no lights on. The officers chased the vehicle onto a gravel road, where it stopped. The release stated the driver then tried to back into the police,who fired, striking the man several times.

He was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Norton, Va. The KSP didn't immediately release the names of the suspect or the officers.

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