Suspected car thief shot during confrontation with police
Authorities say a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from a car lot has been shot during a confrontation with police in Bardstown in central Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory says the suspect has been airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital and is undergoing surgery. He says the suspect’s condition is not immediately known.
Gregory says the officer-involved shooting occurred Sunday morning after officers from the Bardstown Police Department and Nelson County Sheriff’s office were pursuing the stolen vehicle. Gregory says the vehicle was taken from a local car dealership.
The trooper says witnesses indicated the suspect rammed police cruisers and tried to run over officers.
He says the officers involved sustained minor injuries and will be placed on administrative leave consistent with the policy of each department.