State Police Investigating Shooting Involving Police Officer

An investigation is underway in Harrodsburg after shooting involving a police officer and a suspect.

State police are investigating the incident that happened around 10:30 p.m. behind the Old Crikaterr Factory on Cane Run Rd.

Officials say, the Officer Jay Eldridge confronted a the suspect James Hurst, who was wanted for outstanding warrants when the shot was fired.

Officials says Hurst was shot in the stomach and flown to UK Hospital where he's in critical condition.

Officer Eldridge was not hurt in the incident. He is now on paid administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.
Harrodsburg police denied our request for an interview.

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