KSP investigating trooper-involved shooting in Franklin County

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jan 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-12 23:51:02-05

(LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting after a police chase that went through multiple Kentucky counties and shut down part of I-64.

KSP says their preliminary investigation indicates that KSP troopers were attempting to conduct a traffic stop in Woodford County on I-64 but the vehicle failed to stop, leading to a chase.

Troopers say the chase went from Woodford county, through Franklin County, into Shelby County, and back into Franklin County before ending near the Graefenburg exit. During the chase, KSP says the person driving the vehicle discharged a firearm in the direction of pursuing law enforcement officers.

"At the conclusion of the pursuit, troopers and a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy discharged their agency-issued firearms striking the subject," KSP says in a news release.

The individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Authorities say no officers or troopers were hurt.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing by Kentucky State Police.