ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper shot a man after having a knife thrown at him during a foot chase near Elizabethtown.
Troopers say 53-year-old Gerald Scheppa of Elizabethtown made suicidal references to family members, who called State Police.
After officers arrived, Scheppa ran into a nearby wooded area carrying a large knife. Troopers say Scheppa became belligerent and brandished knife, which he threw at Trooper Charlie Miller.
Miller fired a single shot and struck Scheppa.
Scheppa was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital for surgery. He's charged with assault of a police officer.
The investigation is ongoing..