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Kentucky State Police Say Troopers Had To Shoot Stabbing Suspect

Reported: Feb. 27, 2014 1:04 PM EST
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PIKEVILLE, Ky.(Tiersa Davis)— Kentucky State Police said their troopers had to shoot an armed man suspected in a stabbing in Pike County.

Troopers said they responded to a report of an assault on Island Creek Road in Pikeville about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said they found a stabbing victim at the scene. Troopers said they were then called to a report of shots fired at a home on the right fork of Island Creek Road. Troopers said the man believed to be the suspect in the stabbing came out of the home with a gun and made threats to them. Troopers said they told the suspect to drop the weapon and the suspect refused. Troopers said the suspect pointed the gun at them and they fired their weapons.

James D. Sallette, 53, of Island Creek was charged with wanton endangerment of a police officer, terroristic threatening and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Sallette was taken to Pikeville Medical Center for gunshot wounds.

No troopers were injured in the shooting. The stabbing victim was taken to Pikeville Medical Center. The conditions of the stabbing victim or Sallette were not available.



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