The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that occurred in McCreary County Friday morning.
A Kentucky State Police Trooper attempted to arrest 35 year-old Christopher A. Phillips of Pine Knot, KY, who was wanted on felony charges. During the encounter, Phillips shot at the Trooper, at which time shots were exchanged by police.
Phillips ran from the area and was located a short time later, at which time he was taken into custody without incident. Both Phillips and the trooper were uninjured in the shooting.
Phillips was lodged in the McCreary County Detention Center and charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree, and Resisting Arrest.
The Trooper was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police Post 11 Personnel, The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team, the McCreary County Sherriff’s Office, the Whitley City Fire Department, and McCreary EMS.
The incident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.