ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police have released the name of the officer who shot a man during a traffic stop in Hardin County.

The officer has been identified as Deputy Henry Volentine. He's worked for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for the past eight years.

The shooting happened on Thursday, July 12. Trooper Scotty Sharp told WDRB that Volentine was trying to pull over a man for a traffic stop on Mountain View Estates Road. In the process, Volentine ran a check and learned the man had several felony warrants out for his arrest.

The man's lawyer, Ron Hines, has identified him as Ron Chowning.

Officials say once Chowning stopped, Volentine approached the car door and attempted to open it. Sharp said when Volentine tried to arrest him, Chowning refused and fled in his car.

Chowning was hit by a single bullet. Sharp says Chowning traveled about four miles down the road and ran into the woods off Lower Colesburg Road. He was later taken into custody. He was treated at University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Volentine has been placed on standard administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
 
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