Knott deputies shoot man who allegedly shot at them Sunday

Knott County Sheriff's deputies on Sunday shot a man who allegedly opened fire on them, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

Timothy Slone, 56, of Mallie, was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center, where he was in stable condition Monday with injuries that apparently were not non-life threatening, the news release said.

At 5:58 p.m. Sunday, deputies Leo Slone and Michael Caudill were called to Steer Fork Road, in the Mallie community of Knott County, the release said. (Leo Slone is not related to Timothy Slone, police said.)

The call was related to a complaint about an allegedly intoxicated person who was discharging a firearm and making threats against family members.

When the deputies arrived, a man opened fire in their direction. Deputies returned fire, striking the man and ending the confrontation, the release said.

Two counts of attempted murder of a police officer are pending against Timothy Slone, the release said.

The deputies were placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice, the news release said.

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