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No Charges For Police Officer Who Mistakenly Shot Suspect

A Jessamine County grand jury has decided not to indict a Nicholasville police officer who mistakenly shot a man instead of using a tazer.

While jurors didn't take any action against Lieutenant Billy Jones, they did indict Michael McCarty on fourth degree assault charges.

Back in April, Jones shot McCarty while trying to break up a fight at the police station. Investigators say he meant to pull out his tazer but instead fired his gun.

McCarty hired an attorney but has not taken any formal action against the Nicholasville Police Department.


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