Officer Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect

Contributor: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 7/29/2012 7:29 pm

Kentucky State Police say a commercial vehicle enforcement officer had to shoot a robbery suspect.

Troopers say there was an armed robbery at a truck stop in Hardin County.

Police were looking for the suspect’s vehicle.

A Vehicle Enforcement Officer spotted it on I-65 and pulled it over.

He says the suspect ignored orders to leave the vehicle and show his hands. And he says when the suspect grabbed a gun, he shot him.

The suspect is 20-year-old Aaron Hart. He’s charged with robbery, resisting arrest, and other charges.

Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

State Police say the officer involved was Jared Newberry.

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