A Madison County Deputy was shot during the exchange of gunfire and has been transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The alleged shooter has been pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner.
The Kentucky State Police have reported that Madison County Deputy Kevin Crutcher is recovering after he was shot Wednesday in Berea. They say 51-year-old Daniel Pigg of Berea was shot to death.
According to state police, Pigg was driving a truck when Crutcher pulled him over. Troopers say Pigg pulled into his own driveway at Log Cabin Road and Arthur Jackson Road, and started walking toward the house. Investigators say he ignored Crutcher’s verbal commands, then pulled out a handgun and started shooting at the deputy.
According to state police, Crutcher returned fire and fatally shot Pigg. They say Crutcher was taken to U.K. Hospital in Lexington for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Troopers say he was treated and released.
State police say Crutcher is a nine-year veteran of the sheriff’s department.
Law enforcement detained two individuals that were in the car with the suspect during the incident for questioning Wednesday. Their names have not been released to the media.
According to online jail records, Pigg has booked into the Madison County Detention Center five times since 2011.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on scene by the Richmond Police Department, Berea Police Department, Eastern Kentucky Police Department, Madison County EMS and the Kentucky State Police.
Due to the incident being an officer-involved shooting, the ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Kentucky State Police.