McCreary Co. deputy back home after being shot

MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A McCreary County Sheriff’s deputy that was shot in the line of duty last week is now back home.

Officials say Deputy Tyler Watkins approached a man in a car while answering to a domestic dispute call and investigators say the man opened fire on him.

Watkins underwent several surgeries at a Tennessee Hospital.

On Sunday, pictures were posted on Facebook showing Watkins back home.

A gofundme page has been set up for Watkins to help offset some of his expenses.

Officials say the man accused of shooting Watkins is 48-year-old Mark Dungan.

Dungan is still in jail.

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