Kentucky State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Ohio County

The suspect was shot in the hand after moving toward deputies armed with a knife and a hammer.

Posted: Apr 8, 2021 3:49 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2021 8:09 AM

The Kentucky State Police is releasing new details regarding a shooting that happened Thursday involving an Ohio County Sheriff’s Department deputy and a wanted suspect.

According to investigators, Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on McCreary Court in Hartford to serve multiple arrest warrants on 29-year old Patrick Logan Bunch of Hartford around 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

KSP says Bunch was shot in the hand by Deputy Katie Pate after refusing commands to drop a knife and hammer he was holding as deputies attempted to arrest him.

Bunch was treated and released from the Ohio County Hospital in Hartford.

He is in the Ohio County Detention Center, charged with several offenses, including Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Assault on an Officer, and Resisting Arrest. He is also accused of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine.

According to KSP, Deputy Pate was not hurt. She has been placed on paid administrative leave.


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