Police Shoot Suspect In Domestic Violence Call

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY -- Kentucky State Police are investigating a late Saturday night Taylor County shooting incident in which a suspect in a domestic violence call was shot by local police after he reportedly refused to put down a handgun and fired it at the officers.

The incident occured about 11:30 p.m. at 506 Woodlawn Avenue in Campbellsville. A KSP news release says the Campbellsville Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a domestic altercation involving weapons.

Police say when the officers arrived they encountered 22-year old Adam Powell armed with a hand gun. They say Powell confronted officers with the gun and officers ordered him to drop the weapon.

Powell reportedly then pointed and fired his weapon at the officers. One of the officers returned fire, striking Powell twice. The news release does not identify the officer who reportedly "returned fire."

Powell was taken by ambulance to Taylor Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery for his wounds. He was later transferred to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition early Sunday

The shooting is being investigated by Detective B. J. Burton and Detective Kevin Hunt of the Kentucky State Police.


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  • by JJ Location: Owingsville on Mar 31, 2008 at 10:38 AM
    I feel for this young man and also for the officer involved. I was a police officer at one time and also in the military. I know that they are trained to do this, but it is emotionally devastating if they must use this last resort of force. May God bless this officer and Mr. Powell, along with there families.
  • by jake Location: richmond on Mar 31, 2008 at 07:51 AM
    he had a chance to do the right thning and didn't... if you point a weapon at a cop you are going to get shot and he should have been.. if he pointed a gun at me i would have shot him too... i feel for his family but not him
  • by Kimberly Location: Lexington on Mar 30, 2008 at 09:52 PM
    Sounds like the officer needs to work on his aim.

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