Police Shoot Suspect

A man stands charged with attempted murder of a police officer after shots ring out at a central Kentucky gas station.

Police say they were headed to a home in Richmond early Thursday morning as part of a drug investigation when they spotted a van that was involved in that investigation.

Police say they tried to arrest three suspects at the Sea Shell Mart on the Eastern Bypass in Richmond. At that point, police say the driver tried to get away.

He ended up running into Kentucky State Police Detective Jasper White. The impact broke White's kneecap. He was treated and released at the hospital.

After the detective was hit, he and another officer opened fire at the driver. He was hit once in the buttocks. He was taken to UK Hospital for treatment, but he was released later in the day.

The driver was identified as 29-year old Mikeith D. Wilson. Besides the attempted murder charge, he's charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading and trafficking.

There were three other people inside the van at the time of the incident. 29-year-old Shamika Flood and 31-year-old Lavaughn King are both charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.

A 14-year-old boy who was also in the van is not being charged, as police say he was not involved in the crime. The teenager is now in foster care.

Detective White has been placed on administrative leave.

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  • by Jan Location: LExington on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:33 PM
    "JUDY" how uneducated are you? People are getting hurt because of drugs so we need to make them legal....Um!!! Does that make sense in your ignorant mind? Drugs are the bad aspect not the cops.
  • by john Location: ky on Nov 15, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    this man was asking for trouble.any police officer will defend his self or anyone els for that matter.A from L wrote police does mor shooting.what if it was you some one was trying to run over would you protect your self.i think so.
  • by Judy on Nov 15, 2008 at 04:36 AM
    They take after people with guns and don't think they will run.This war on drug is just like proabition.Thousands in jail,kids taken, properity taken,people being shot and killed.Yet no we have no good results.Its time to repeal some laws.
  • by b Location: m on Nov 14, 2008 at 03:08 PM
    To A location L, lets you and me play cops and bad guys,but you cant shoogt first, let me assault you, then you can defend yourself.. I dont think you would like that. You see that is called defending yourself.
  • by A Location: L on Nov 14, 2008 at 09:35 AM
    @ a mother Location: in richmond Some of us have a brother in law enforcement and thats exactly why we know what cops do when the cameras are off. You miss the FBI raiding the fayette county jail did ya? Maybe if laws were differant cops wouldnt be allowed to raid peoples homes for non violent crimes then we wouldnt need cops to shoot at people that are "running away from them" Yet some how the cop still manages to get in front of the car? Police need more scrutany if anything. After all if they are reviewed non biased instead of blindly following you government like sheep and are truelly good cops they would have nothing to fear now wouldnt they?
  • by tp Location: lex on Nov 14, 2008 at 08:16 AM
    Hey A, Whata Hole! Odd...
  • by Shannon Location: Versailles on Nov 13, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    Some people amaze me. This guy was wanted first of all and then after officers identified themselves, he got into a vehicle and attempted to run over them. I mean, does it get any more stupid than that? Trying to run over (or kill) a cop is another word for SUICIDE.
  • by a mother Location: in richmond on Nov 13, 2008 at 08:54 PM
    I agree 100% with Dudley. this guy got what he deserved. he didn't regard the officers life. why do people like the one that commented earlier (A) ALWAYS have something stupid to say? I bet if that had been one of your family members that serve and protect our communities you wouldn't be so judge mental. also I have found out that 9 out of 10 times people that have derogatory things to say about the police are the ones that are usually in trouble with the law anyway!!!!!!!!!! so way to go to the Richmond police and the ksp officer. thank you for your service!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2008 at 08:01 PM
    As the wife of a police officer, I find comfort reading supportive comments. I would hate to think that my husband puts his life on the line nightly for a community that doesn't appreciate our family's sacrifice and always is looking for things to criticize. Thank you.
  • by Danielle Location: Nicholasville on Nov 13, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    I just wonder which civil rights group will come forward and cry for the convict. The Police Officer did the right thing.
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