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Suspect In Robbery, Attempted Murder Shot By Trooper After Chase

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 08:25:37-05

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A robbery and shooting sparked a chase across two counties that ended with a suspect shot by police.

Around 2 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the head during a robbery at a home in Nelson County, officials say.

Kentucky State Police troopers began pursuing the suspect’s vehicle on the Bluegrass Parkway toward Elizabethtown. Officials say the chase reached speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h.

The chase ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a Waffle House. Officials said the suspect continued to disobey police commands and at some point a trooper shot him in the leg.

Officials arrested 36-year-old Justin Robert Hardin of Orange Beach, Alabama.

Hardin was charged with attempted murder, burglary, theft, cocaine possession and several other offenses related to the case.