A Hardin County man is in the hospital after being shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper around midnight Sunday.
Trooper Jeff Gregory of the Elizabethtown post says troopers were called to Hodgenville Road for a welfare check on Gerald Scheppa.
"Mr. Scheppa had apparently been making suicidal references to family members, so they were worried about him," explained Gregory. "He had a large knife on him and ran into a wooded area when he saw the police pull in."
According to KSP, when officers approached Scheppa, he threw a knife at the officers, and that’s when Trooper Charlie Miller fired his gun. Trooper Miller was not injured in the incident.