KSP Trooper Involved Shooting in Whitley County

Kentucky State Police are investigating a Trooper involved shooting on Gilly Lane in the Rockholds community of Whitley County. Preliminary investigation revealed that on Tuesday, July 18, around 4:20pm, Post 11 Troopers and Whitley County Deputies located wanted fugitive Billy Barnhill, 31, at a residence in the Rockholds community. During a pursuit, Barnhill, on an ATV, attempted to run over a KSP Trooper, who fired his service weapon in self-defense. Barnhill was apprehended and transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. No officers were injured during the incident. The Trooper involved has been placed on administrative leave.

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