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Sheriff's Office: Boone County deputy fires at suspect

Posted at 5:20 AM, Mar 19, 2018

VERONA, Ky. -- A Boone County Sheriff’s deputy shot at a suspect multiple times early Monday morning at a gas station, according to Maj. Tom Scheben, spokesperson for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies responded to the Marathon on Verona-Mudlick Road for reports of a suspicious person at about 1:15 a.m. The man pushed deputies as they tried to take him into custody, Scheben said. Deputies said they tried to stun the man with a Taser, but he drove away in a gray Chevrolet Cobalt. 

A deputy shot at the suspect four times as he drove across the parking lot, Scheben said. Authorities believe the deputy hit the car, but they’re not sure if the deputy hit the suspect. 

Authorities found the suspect in Gallatin County, but he drove into Indiana. Police found a gray Chevrolet Cobalt in a parking lot soon after and believe the suspect may be in Switzerland County, Indiana.  

The deputy has been placed on administrative duty, and the situation is under investigation, Scheben said.