A McCreary County, KY, sheriff’s deputy was shot and critically wounded while responding to a call about a domestic dispute Tuesday night.
The deputy and a McCreary County constable responded to the call at about 8 p.m., said Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran.
When the deputy arrived, “he located the suspect outside the residence,” Cochran said. He said the suspect, 48-year-old Mark Dungan, pulled a gun and fired, hitting the deputy at least once.
The deputy was taken by helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Cochran said. He was listed in critical condition, state police told Kentucky.com.
Dungan was found a short time later at a nearby cemetery and taken into custody. No one else was injured, according to police.