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Police Shoot Suspect

A man stands charged with attempted murder of a police officer after shots ring out at a central Kentucky gas station.

Police say they were headed to a home in Richmond early Thursday morning as part of a drug investigation when they spotted a van that was involved in that investigation.

Police say they tried to arrest three suspects at the Sea Shell Mart on the Eastern Bypass in Richmond. At that point, police say the driver tried to get away.

He ended up running into Kentucky State Police Detective Jasper White. The impact broke White's kneecap. He was treated and released at the hospital.

After the detective was hit, he and another officer opened fire at the driver. He was hit once in the buttocks. He was taken to UK Hospital for treatment, but he was released later in the day.

The driver was identified as 29-year old Mikeith D. Wilson. Besides the attempted murder charge, he's charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading and trafficking.

There were three other people inside the van at the time of the incident. 29-year-old Shamika Flood and 31-year-old Lavaughn King are both charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.

A 14-year-old boy who was also in the van is not being charged, as police say he was not involved in the crime. The teenager is now in foster care.

Detective White has been placed on administrative leave.


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