TFC Ronald Turley
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Kentucky State Police Investigating Georgetown Police Department Shooting
Date of News Release: 05/25/2012
(Frankfort, KY.) --On Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4:33 p.m. the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post arrested Leann M. Phillips, age 47 of Versailles, KY. She has been charged with three counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st (against a Police Officer) and one count of Attempted Arson 1st. She has been lodged in the Scott County Detention Center.
On Sunday, May 21, 2012 at approximately 12:04 a.m. there was a Georgetown Police Department involved shooting in Georgetown, KY. At the request of the Georgetown Police Chief Michael Bosse, KSP Frankfort Post is conducting an investigation into the shooting.
On Saturday, May 20, 2012 at 11:54 p.m. the Georgetown dispatch received a 911 call reporting a domestic at 102 Fawn Ct. in Georgetown, KY. Officers with the Georgetown Police Department responded and encountered Leann M. Phillips.
Phillips would not comply with officer commands and attempted to leave the scene of the domestic in her vehicle. She first backed into a vehicle which was parked behind her blocking her in. She then maneuvered her vehicle, drives toward the Georgetown Officers and then drove backwards ramming a Georgetown Police cruiser multiple times in an attempt to get away. A Georgetown Officer fired one shot striking Phillip causing her to stop her vehicle.
Georgetown Officers rendered first aid until Scott County EMS arrived. Phillips was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center by Scott County EMS.
The investigation has revealed that this was an ongoing domestic that began in Fayette County. The investigation has also revealed that Phillips had attempted to set the residence at Fawn Ct. on fire.
The investigation is on going by Kentucky State Police and the Georgetown Police Department. The Officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrated leave by the Georgetown Police Department. During the incidents one of the Georgetown Police Officers received minor injuries.