A Kentucky man is facing several charges—including attempted murder of a police officer—after attempting to escape from a traffic stop late Tuesday.

According to WATE-TV, Kentucky State Police officers initiated a traffic stop late Tuesday while attempting to locate a fugitive in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Knox County.

During the traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle—identified by authorities as 21-year-old Randy Sullivan—attempted to drive away, striking a trooper and dragging him for some distance, police say.

Troopers opened fire on the fleeing vehicle, striking Sullivan. He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Kentucky State Police Trooper did not sustain any serious injuries nor require medical treatment. 

Sullivan has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, trafficking in a controlled substance, felon in possession of a handgun and multiple traffic violations.

A passenger in the vehicle—identified as 42-year-old Linda Adams—has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.

 

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