ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say officers shot and wounded a man who threatened them with a pistol.
Trooper Steve Pavel at the KSP post in Elizabethtown said 38-year-old Rafael Englund was taken to University Hospital in Louisville and is expected to recover.
Pavel said a woman called from her home in Hardin County, just outside of Cecelia, on Thursday night, saying her ex-husband had assaulted her.
Pavel said Englund was upset over a letter he had received about back child support.
Troopers and Hardin County Sheriff's deputies responded and talked with Englund for about 15 minutes.
Pavel said when Englund pulled a pistol from the waistband of his pants, officers fired, striking him.
Charges against Englund are pending.
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