Police: Trooper shoots man with large knife

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Associated Press

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 2:01 PM

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..

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