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Kentucky State Police identify suspect in Cynthiana trooper-involved shooting

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 28, 2022

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky State Police has confirmed the suspect accused of shooting a Kentucky State Trooper in Cynthiana is in custody.

KSP says 22-year-old LeeQuan Taylor from Lexington is charged with assault first-degree, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and attempted murder of a police officer. Taylor is in the Bourbon County Regional Detention Center.

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Picture of LeeQuan Taylor from KOOL

Investigators say the trooper involved was treated overnight at UK Hospital. On Saturday afternoon, KSP reported on their Twitter account that the trooper had been released from the hospital.

KSP says the trooper was shot at around 4:16 p.m. on Delta Court in Cynthiana.

According to KSP, when dispatch received the call, an officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived at the scene and transported the trooper to Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was later brought to UK Hospital in Lexington.

The KSP Critical Incident Response Team investigation into the incident remains ongoing.