KSP trooper ‘stable’ after being shot in Cynthiana; suspect in custody

KSP trooper ‘stable’ after being shot in Cynthiana
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 5:02 PM EST
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HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky State Police trooper was shot multiple times Friday afternoon in Cynthiana.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. in the Delta Court area.

Trooper Scott Ferrell with KSP’s Morehead post says the Criminal Incident Response Team is still investigating the shooting.

KSP confirmed that the suspect in this investigation is LeeQuan T. Taylor, age 21 of Lexington. He was charged with assault first-degree, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and attempted murder of a police officer. He is currently at the Bourbon County Regional Detention Center.

The trooper involved was treated overnight at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital and is expected to be released soon.

We’re working to learn what led up to the shooting, but we know more about what happened afterward. Ferrell said a Fish and Wildlife officer came to the aid of the trooper who had been shot.

“What we do know is that an officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife showed up on the scene and transported a trooper to Harrison Memorial Hospital. From there, he was transferred to the University of Kentucky hospital by ambulance,” Ferrell said.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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