Deputy sheriff who fired fatal shot is a veteran of Scott County department

kward1@herald-leader.comApril 29, 2013 

The Scott County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an armed man on Interstate 75 Saturday morning has been with the sheriff's department for more than a decade.

Deputy Sheriff Grayson Mark Isaacs has worked for the sheriff's department for 12 years, Sheriff Tony Hampton said Monday.

State police are investigating the shooting, in which they say Isaacs killed Ronald Michael Davis, 31, of Berea, after Davis shot a woman at a Lexington gas station and then led police on a chase out of Fayette County and into Scott.

Davis' car was stopped after Scott County sheriff's deputies deployed devices that deflated his tires.

State police said Davis then got out of the car and pointed a handgun at the deputies. Isaacs shot him with a rifle.

"I'm very comfortable this was a warranted shooting. He did what he did in self-defense," Hampton said Monday.

He said the sheriff's department began its own internal investigation Monday. Isaacs is on paid administrative leave but probably will return to duty "relatively soon," Hampton said.

The woman Davis shot multiple times at the BP station at the Athens-Boonesboro exit of I-75 has not been identified, and no updated information was available Monday about her condition.

State police said Saturday night that she was in serious condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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