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.
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.