Kentucky police: Deputy wounded, suspect dead in shooting

Kentucky State Police say a sheriff's deputy has been wounded and a suspect killed in an exchange of gunfire.

Trooper Robert Purdy says in a news release that Madison County Deputy Kevin Crutcher tried to stop a truck Wednesday afternoon on a road near Berea. Purdy says the vehicle pulled into a driveway and the driver began walking toward the house.

The release says the man ignored Crutcher's verbal commands and pulled a handgun and began shooting toward the deputy. Crutcher was hit and returned fire, fatally shooting 51-year-old Daniel Pigg of Berea.

Pigg was pronounced dead at the scene. Crutcher, a nine-year veteran of the sheriff's department, was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen and released from a hospital.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident.