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KY: Trooper Injured In Hunting Accident

Trooper Injured In Hunting Accident

Posted: 12:39 AM Apr 24, 2009
Last Updated: 12:39 AM Apr 24, 2009

There's been an accidental shooting of an off duty Kentucky State Police Officer in Wayne County.

Trooper Jeremy Johnson, who is assigned to the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia, was turkey hunting with a friend, Mike Garner, on a farm in Wayne County when the incident occurred.

KSP Post 11 Detective Doug Boyd has determined that as the two men were hunting a turkey took flight traveling between them. Garner fired at the turkey and accidentally hit Johnson.

Garner and Johnson drove to the Wayne County Hospital where Johnson was treated and released. Garner and Johnson then drove to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY where Johnson is being treated and is listed in good condition.

No charges are expected to be filed.

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