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Hardin Co. Trooper in shooting while investigating burglary

Suspect in Radcliff burglary shot after Trooper ordered two male suspects to show hands and surrender. One suspect rummaged through back of pickup, produced gun, and turned toward officer, who fired one shot, striking the suspect in the neck. Injured suspect later identified as 25-year-old Joshua S. Blough, Big Clifty, KY

By MTPR Norman Chaffins, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

RADCLIFF, KY - On Saturday, October 27, 2012 at approximately 6:33amET a Post 4 Trooper responded to the 6000 block of S. Wilson Road in Hardin County to investigate a complaint of a burglary in progress.

Upon the Trooper's arrival he observed two males coming out of the woods next to the residence as they started to get into a black Chevrolet pickup. The Trooper gave the one of the suspects verbal commands for the him to show his hands. The suspect approached the Trooper and refused to comply with the Trooper's orders. The suspect then rummaged through the back of the pickup truck, produced a weapon and turned towards the Trooper.

The Trooper fired one shot and struck the suspect in the neck. The suspect was taken from the scene and later to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Grayson County resident, Joshua S. Blough of Big Clifty. The other suspect is in police custody and is being questioned. This investigation is ongoing.

This story was posted on 2012-10-27 10:24:24
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