Troopers investigate officer-involved shooting in McCreary Co.


LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say officers shot a suspect after the man pointed a gun at them.

Troopers say they received a call Tuesday at around 3:00 p.m. about a shooting on Day Ridge Road in McCreary Co. When detectives arrived, they discovered that 46-year-old Anthony C. Murphy had been brandishing a firearm and causing a disturbance. Along with the McCreary Co. Sheriff and deputies, officers approached Murphy, but say he ran off and then pointed a gun at an officer. That’s when troopers say they fired at Murphy, striking him.

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Murphy was treated at the scene by McCreary County EMS and later flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

No officers were injured during the incident.