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Woman, child pulled from Harlan Co. home after fight involving gun

The woman and child were rescued from a home in the Totz community.

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. )WKYT) State troopers helped pull a woman and child to safety after a man barricaded himself inside a home.

Around 11:20 Monday night, Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan received a 911 call from a woman stating her fiance was in an argument with a man in their living room. She and her five-year old daughter had barricaded themselves in the closet of her bedroom for safety. While the woman was on the phone with 911, she stated she had heard a gunshot.

Upon arrival, trooper got the woman and child out of the home, through a window from the back of the bedroom.

Troopers believe that the alleged perpetrator was Johnny Irvin, an Uncle to the homeowner. They tell WKYT that Mr. Irvin was intoxicated when he showed up at the home unannounced, and unlawfully entered it.

Troopers gave loud verbal commands for the Mr. Irvin to come outside, but they say he did not comply. Troopers then went inside the home, but say he still wouldn't cooperate. At that point, the troopers fired their Tasers hitting Mr. Irvin.

Mr. Irvin was then transported to Harlan ARH for treatment of a gun shot wound to his leg, that police believe he received prior to their arrival. The homeowner, Jason Jones, was taken to safety.

Irvin has been charged with wanton endangerment 2nd degree, menacing, resisting arrest, criminal trespass 1st degree, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. 1st offense, disorderly conduct 2nd, and burglary 2nd.


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