State police were investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hardin County early Saturday.
Joshua S. Blough, 25, of Grayson County, was shot in the neck after he turned toward an officer while holding a weapon, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4.
The officer, whose name was not immediately released, was responding to a burglary-in-progress report on South Wilson Road north of Elizabethtown when he saw Blough and another man coming out of a wooded area, the release said. As the men were getting into a pickup truck, the officer told one of them to show his hands.
Blough approached the officer and "refused to comply" with his orders; he then rummaged through the bed of the pickup truck, pulled out a weapon and turned toward the officer, the release said.
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The officer fired once. Blough was taken to University of Louisville Hospital in stable condition, the release said.
The incident happened about 6:30 a.m.