Police: Armed woman shot by officers in Georgetown neighborhood


GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- Georgetown Police say officers shot a woman early Monday morning after she pointed a gun at them from a vehicle.

Officers say it was around 6:45 Monday morning when they showed up at Meadowcrest Drive in the Sutton Place subdivision. They say they’d received a call about a woman inside a vehicle with a gun.  Investigators say the woman was threatening suicide.

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Investigators say once police got there, multiple officers tried to negotiate with the woman. They say she pointed the gun at the officers who fired rounds to “stop the threat.”

“We hear someone screaming, ‘put the weapon down, put the gun down’ and right after that four shots were fired,” said Marlin McKay, who lives up the street.

Police say the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment and one officer was taken to the hospital after a fall. There is no word yet on the woman’s condition.

Police say a joint shooting team is investigating the shooting.

Officers say they’ve been called to that address several times in the past six months, including Sunday night when they took the woman involved in Monday’s shooting to a medical facility for help.

No names have been released.  Following protocol, the officer is on paid administrative leave.