KSP: Armed robbery suspect shot by officer

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 4:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say a commercial vehicle enforcement officer has shot an armed robbery suspect during a stop on Interstate 65.

The Kentucky State Police confirms that officer Jared Newberry with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division was the officer that fired his weapon in an attempt to arrest armed robbery suspect Aaron Hart.

A statement from police says officers were on the lookout for the suspect's vehicle after the Elizabethtown post received calls early Sunday about an armed robbery at the Pilot truck stop in Sonora.

The KSP officer spotted the vehicle around 2 a.m. and pulled it over. The statement says the suspect, 20-year-old Aaron Hart of Hodgenville, ignored commands to show his hands and exit the vehicle. Police say Newberry fired one shot after he saw Hart grab a gun.

Officer Newberry has been employed with the Kentucky State Police for 1-1/2 years, and is currently on leave pending a routine investigation.

Hart suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police say he is charged with robbery, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, and burglary.

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