Officer-involved shooting injures one in Hardin Co.


by Brittany Gonzalez

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 29 at 10:16 PM

RADCLIFF, KY (WHAS11) – An officer-involved shooting in Hardin County sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning and remains in serious but stable condition as of Monday night.

At approximately 6:33 a.m. Saturday, a trooper responded to the 6000 block of S. Wilson Road in Hardin County to investigate a complaint of a burglary in progress. According to Kentucky State Police, a relative of the homeowner called 911 when he witnessed two men in the back of the vacant house.

The Trooper gave one of the suspects verbal commands for the him to show his hands.

"The suspect refused to show his hands. he actually yelled expletives at the trooper," said KSP Spokesman Norman Chaffins.

The suspect then rummaged through the back of the pickup truck, produced a weapon and turned towards the Trooper. The trooper fired one shot and struck the suspect in the neck.

The suspect was taken from the scene and later to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Police have identified the suspect as 25-year-old Grayson County resident, Joshua S. Blough of Big Clifty. Chaffins said Blough has had a run-in with the law in the past.

Neighbors say this incident has left them stunned.

"That's why this is surprising because we haven't seen that around here at all...I'm glad they got him off the streets no so there won't be any further problems with him," said Cm Casey.

The other suspect is in police custody and is being questioned.

This investigation is ongoing.

The Trooper involved in the shooting was Tpr. Dewan Kelly.  Tpr. Kelly is a 12-year veteran with the Kentucky State Police.  Detectives are consulting  with the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Office and charges will be forthcoming on Blough once he is released from the hospital.