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Former marine accused of shooting Shively Police officer indicted

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former Marine accused of shooting a Shively Police Officer was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday. 

Kenneth Probus isn't in jail because he is still recovering from a shootout with Shively police, but he was arraigned handcuffed to a hospital bed last month.

Both Probus and Officer Wes Singleton were shot several times.

Probus' family claims it was self-defense, but he's charged with attempted murder, assault, wanton endangerment and drug trafficking.

"I think he reacted like most trained people who have a firearm next to their bed would react in this situation," said Louisville attorney Leland Hulbert, who represents Probus.

Hulbert said his client is a former Marine, has a background in law enforcement and thought it was a home invasion when undercover officers attempted to serve a search warrant at his home in January.

"He has been trained as an emergency medical technician as a firefighter and a police officer -- I think he reacted accordingly," Hulbert said.

Now that there's been an indictment, the case will move forward with LMPD's Public Integrity Unit investigating.

"When I went to see him at the hospital, he was handcuffed to the bed," Hulbert said.

Hulbert said Probus still has a lot of recovering to do before there's a trial.

"According to the family, he was shot 6-10 times. So he is in need of extreme medical treatment," Hulbert said. 

Probus is still being held on a $250,000 bond.

Metro Police say they're no longer talking about the case.

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