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Kentucky deputies shoot, wound man they say fired at them

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Posted at 10:38 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 23:38:17-05

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say Kentucky deputies shot and wounded a man who fired a gun at them.

A Kentucky State Police statement says Trigg County sheriff's deputies were responding Monday night to a report of a possible drunk driver. The statement says a preliminary investigation found that responding deputies located a male subject who brandished and then fired a gun.

Deputies returned fire, wounding him. Police say the man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The shooting remains under investigation. No further information was immediately released.