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Kentucky State Police investigating Powell County shooting

Date of News Release: 09/23/2016

Clay City, Ky. (September 23rd, 2016) - On Friday September 23rd 2016, at 11:15 A.M. Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received information about an officer involved shooting in Powell County.

Upon arrival it was determined that the Powell County Sheriff's office was responding to a suspicious person complaint on Copperas Creek road when they came in contact with Stanley Marshall, 40, of Winchester. Mr. Marshall immediately fled the scene on foot and was pursued by Deputy Mike Townsend.

Following the foot pursuit Mr. Marshall and Deputy Townsend engaged into an altercation. Following the altercation, Deputy Townsend fired one shot striking Mr. Marshall. He was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition. The shooting remains under investigation by Sergeant Brian Evans.