A Kentucky State Police officer responding to a Leslie County home to break up a fight shot and injured a man after he pointed a gun at the trooper, police said in a press release.
About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, a caller told police Clayton Nantz, 57, and his son, Monroe Nantz, had guns and were arguing in the front yard of a home in the Chappell community.
As troopers Earl Whitaker and Ira Napier arrived, along with Leslie sheriff's deputies, Clayton Nantz approached. Nantz pointed a cocked .38-caliber revolver at both troopers, according to a police citation. A trooper shot him.
Nantz was treated and discharged from Mary Breckinridge Hospital in Hyden and is in the Leslie County Detention Center, charged with assault.
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Napier and Whitaker are on administrative leave as a standard investigation of the shooting continues. Police would not say which trooper shot Nantz while the investigation is ongoing.