A Barren County deputy sheriff shot and wounded a man who allegedly threatened the officer with a pair of scissors during a traffic stop, according to Kentucky State Police.
David Smith, 22, of Bowling Green was wounded Monday morning after he approached deputy Kevin Wilson, who had stopped Smith on New Bowling Green Road in Barren County about 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to troopers.
Police said Smith was a suspect in a stabbing that occurred earlier Monday morning on Gassaway Road in Barren County.
Smith stepped out of his car after being stopped, and armed with a pair of scissors, he started toward Wilson, police said.
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The deputy tried to use his Taser, but the device didn't work. When Smith continued to approach, Wilson drew his gun and fired, police said.
The wounded Smith ran off, and he was arrested later by other members of the Barren County sheriff's department.
The suspect was treated at a Glasgow Hospital for what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Wilson is on routine administrative leave during an investigation of the shooting.