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Police Shoot, Wound Man After He Pulls Gun

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.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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