State troopers wounded a Cincinnati man in an exchange of gunfire Monday night in Wolfe County, authorities said.
Matthew D. Preston, 39, refused to drop a handgun that he was holding, and he fired in the troopers' direction, according to a report from the Morehead state police post.
The troopers returned fire, hitting Preston, state police said.
Preston was treated at a hospital in Jackson, then he was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that police said were not life-threatening.
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There was no information on his condition Tuesday morning.
The confrontation occurred about 9:30 p.m. Monday on Ky. 715 in the Pine Ridge community in Wolfe County. State police received a call about a man with a gun.
Preston has been charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, and he is to be held in jail once he is released from the hospital, police said.
It was the second shooting involving state police within 24 hours.
Troopers from the Hazard post shot and killed Michael Asher, 53, about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when he threatened them with a gun in the Chavies community in Perry County. Officers went there after reports that Asher might have fired shots at a Perry County constable.