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KSP investigating officer-involved shooting of juvenile in Hopkins Co., KY


Kentucky State Police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Madisonville, Ky. 

Deputies from the Hopkins County Sheriff Department say they attempted to pull over a speeding truck traveling on I-69.

The vehicle was apparently driven by a 15-year-old juvenile who attempted to drive away from officers.

The driver exited I-69 at exit 116 and lost control of his vehicle, running off the road and traveling down an embankment.

Officials say that while the deputy was attempting to apprehend the driver, he turned his truck toward the deputy and accelerated.

The deputy fired at the driver, striking him.

The juvenile was transported by Medical Center Ambulance Service to Baptist Hospital in Madisonville for treatment of his injuries.

He is currently listed in stable condition.

The second juvenile passenger that was in the vehicle was not injured.

Criminal charges against both juveniles are pending.

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