Georgetown PD: Man shot after aiming pellet gun at police

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Around 1 a.m. Monday, Georgetown Police say they responded to a domestic violence call in the 600 block of N. Hamilton Street.

Police say they were looking into claims of an assault involving a woman and her 5-month-old baby. Officials say six people were at the home including, 29-year-old Stephen C. Young.

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Officers say they were told Young was armed with a weapon and had made threats, according to investigators.

Police say they asked Young to show his hands. Young responded by saying he had a weapon then pointed the gun at an officer, according to investigators. Police say the officer then shot Young several times in the torso area.

Young was rushed to University of Kentucky Hospital. According to Police, he is stable and his injuries were non-life threatening.

ABC 36 was told that once police got a closer look at Young’s weapon, they learned that it was actually a pellet gun.

Georgetown Police say they are conducting a thorough investigation of the shooting. ABC 36 was told the officer involved in Monday’s shooting has been with the department for 5 years and is now on paid leave.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Georgetown Police say a man was rushed to University of Kentucky Hospital following an officer-involved shooting Monday morning.

Investigators say officers got a domestic violence call from a home in the 600 block of North Hamilton Street around 1 a.m.

Police say that when they arrived at the home, a male suspect was armed with a gun and had made several threats.

Officials say specific details about the events that led to the suspect being shot are not being released pending further investigation.

ABC 36 was told the shooting happened inside of the home and that several family members were there at the time. Police say the man was shot several times and is in stable condition.

No other injuries were reported, according to investigators.