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Kentucky State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Bardstown area

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Bardstown area, according to Bardstown Police. 

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin  confirmed that the shooting involved one Bardstown police officer and one Nelson County deputy sheriff. 

KSP says officers from Bardstown and Nelson County were involved in the pursuit of a stolen car around 9 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses said the suspect was trying to ram police cruisers and run over officers. That's when the officers fired their guns and hit the suspect. 

"We ended up having three vehicles completely destroyed, three officers, law enforcement officers from our area injured and we have one suspect shot," said McCubbin. 

Police say the suspect was airlifted to University Hospital. McCubbin said he was taken into surgery, but didn't know his condition. 

The officers involved were left with minor injuries and will be placed on administrative leave, which is the policy of each department.

Authorities say several crime scenes were involved in the incident. One of the areas where authorities are investigating is on Parkway Drive, which is located outside Bardstown's city limits.

McCubbin says this incident fits into a disturbing trend he's seen in Bardstown lately; more robberies and assaults in the last week or two. 

"I'm glad that we haven't had a police involved shooting up until this point," he said. "But I'm also shocked that it's not happened before now."

Bardstown and Nelson County police will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Monday to release more information about the shooting. 

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