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Man Critically Injured In Butler Co. Shootout With Officer

Posted at 7:19 AM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 07:19:41-05

BUTLER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An officer-involved shooting in Butler County sent one person to an area hospital in critical condition.

According to state police, dispatch received a call around 2 a.m. Thursday to assist Butler County emergency dispatch with a domestic dispute.

Fish and Wildlife officer Jonathan Barks was nearby and responded.

Bark arrived on the scene to find Gary Ranburger standing in the yard armed with a gun.

A confrontation ensued, and Ranburger and Banks exchanged gunfire.

Ranburger was struck multiple times and was flown to an area hospital in critical condition.