A Kentucky State Police trooper was struck in the face by a gun shot fired from inside a home during a standoff Monday.
Officers responded to a residence on Highway 3193 in the Wolverine community to conduct a welfare check on a woman after family members voiced concerns about her well-being, according to a news release.
Trooper Josh Collett and Jackson Police Officer Daniel arrived on the scene and made contact with a man and advised him of the reason for their presence. Officers said that as they spoke with the man, he went inside the residence and shut the door. Moments later, a firearm was discharged from inside the residence through the front door, in the direction of the officers.
The two officers took cover as additional officers responded.
Sgt. Gary 'Scotty" Sandlin was wounded as the man continued to open fire and was transported to Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson for initial treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was later transferred to University of Kentucky Medical Center where he received additional medical treatment before being released.
The Kentucky State Police's Special Response Team was activated and responded to the scene. Members were able to safely remove the female from the residence who was unharmed. A man was located inside the residence with a fatal gunshot wound was identified as 39-year-old Dwayne Robertson.
The incident remains under investigation.