Man Hospitlized, Trooper Placed On Leave After Shooting

CANEYVILLE, KY -- A western Kentucky man was hospitalized and a Kentucky State Police trooper placed on administrative leave following a shooting incident Saturday night.

A Kentucky State Police news release states officers responded to the Caneyville community of Butler County north of Bowling Green after receiving a report of a dispute involving gunfire between neighbors.

The release states that as officers approached the home of the alleged shooter, 53-year old Kenneth Todd fired at the officers.

Thirty-four year old KSP Trooper Todd Combs reportedly returned fire injuring Todd, according to the KSP news press release.

Todd was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville where he underwent surgery. No indication as of Sunday morning as to his condition.

The KSP reports that no officers were injured and that charges against Todd are pending.

Another individual, identified as Emmit Henderson Jr., was found at the location. He apparently had been shot before officers arrived. Henderson was treated and released from the Medical Center at Bowling Green.

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  • by k Location: jefferson on Sep 23, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    Bill there is a lot of gunfights in ky.. if you think it is bad here try New york, or some of the big citys.
  • by Bill Location: Pike on Sep 23, 2008 at 04:35 AM
    Gun fights are the norm here in Kentucky.It seems that the troopers are deemed right, and no matter what happens.No one knows what happened here, but the people there.But some want death pen. before the case is heard.Is that the American way HUH
  • by k Location: lexington on Sep 22, 2008 at 06:00 PM
    This one is a little crossed, with the first name and the last name of both, being the same. And for the leave it is policy for the KSP. There is always a investigation, after the use of force/
  • by a Location: floyd on Sep 22, 2008 at 05:05 AM
    Troopers are automatically placed on administrative leave when involved in a shooting. there aren't charges pending against the trooper. the assailant's name is Todd as well as the trooper.
  • by Bubba Johnson Location: Stanford on Sep 21, 2008 at 10:05 PM
    The officer did what he was supposed to do. What's this stuff about administrative leave? Oh, well. As long as he continues to get paid I guess it's okay.
  • by Tim Location: Mt. Sterling on Sep 21, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    the Trooper is not being charged they are refering to the shooter. "53-year old Kenneth Todd fired at the officers". Todd is the troopers first name.. slight confusion there ppl.
  • by Janet Location: wayne,ky on Sep 21, 2008 at 05:18 PM
    i dont think that the police officer should be charged cause he went out there to do his job and that man started shooting at him so is'nt he suppose to do his job what waould anyone else do if they where in his shoes so what would you do?
  • by Timothy Location: Cohutta,GA on Sep 21, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    When someone shots at the police, Is'nt it there job to subdo the subject to protect the lives of the people of the communty and their self. I think the officer should get a medal not be charged with a crime.
  • by Billy Location: Lancaster on Sep 21, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    When a person has no respect for the law. then the law officers lives are in danger at all times. A person who does something like this, then they should get 20 years without parole. When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the person responsible should be given a death sentance, and be carried out within 60 days.


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