Crime

Man who was reportedly suicidal was shot by law enforcement in Madison County

A man wounded in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Madison County will be jailed after he’s released from University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to WKYT.

Paul Downing, 58, is charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer, WKYT reported.

State police said Madison County sheriff’s deputies had responded to a call about a suicidal person at a residence on Masters Court. When they arrived, state police said a person with a gun came out of the residence.

“As a result of the encounter, shots were fired by the deputies, and the subject was shot,” state police said in a news release.

The injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. The person who was shot was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

State police said they are continuing to investigate.

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