Franklin County

Suspect fleeing traffic stop shot by police in Frankfort; officer injured

Suspect shot by officer in Frankfort after fleeing, police say

Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Frankfort police and the Franklin County sherif Police Department investigated the scene of an officer-involved shooting that also injured an officer.
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Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Frankfort police and the Franklin County sherif Police Department investigated the scene of an officer-involved shooting that also injured an officer.

A suspect and a trooper were sent to the hospital Friday morning following an officer-involved shooting in Frankfort, according to state police.

Kentucky State Police assisted the Frankfort Police Department in trying to find an individual who fled from a traffic stop, KSP said in a release.

During the chase that ended on U.S. 127 at Leonardwood Drive, the suspect was shot and was taken to Frankfort Regional Hospital for surgery, state police said. It was not clear if state police officers or local officers shot the suspect.

A state police trooper was also injured and was treated at the hospital for injuries that weren’t life threatening, state police said. The suspect is accused of trying to run the trooper over, WKYT reported.

A woman who was with the suspect was arrested after she stepped between him and law enforcement officers, which allowed him to get back in the vehicle to try to escape, the television station also reported.

Sherry Lindle, 33, was taken to the Franklin County Regional Jail on charges of second degree disorderly conduct, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest, according to the jail website.

She was being held Friday night on $5,000 bond.

All four lanes of U.S. 127 were closed until 9:10 a.m. Friday.

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