Decorated KSP Trooper On Leave After Shooting Incident

MARION, Ky. (AP) - A police shooting in western Kentucky involves a state trooper who recently received a citation for bravery.

Trooper William Braden was assisting on an arrest of two robbery suspects at a motel in Marion.

During negotiations Thursday night between police and two people at the motel, police say one of them, Wesley N. Dockrey, 26, pointed a handgun at an officer. Braden fired at Dockrey, injuring him.

Dockrey, of Clay, and 18-year-old Sarah Rushin, of Providence, were charged with trying to steal prescription medication from a pharmacy in Morganfield.

Dockrey was in stable condition at a hospital Friday. He'll additionally be charged with attempted murder of an officer, police said.

Braden was placed on administrative leave. The trooper was commended for bravery last week in Louisville for a fatal shooting in Webster County in 2004.
Information from: The Paducah Sun,

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