Apopka man injured in police chase, shootout in Kentucky

Earl Reynolds III, of Apopka, shot in neck, officials say

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - A Central Florida man was injured in a police chase in Kentucky that ended in a shootout and crash, authorities said.

Kentucky State Police told news outlets that a trooper and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife official tried to pull over Earl Reynolds III, 28, of Apopka, on Tuesday afternoon, leading to a chase that looped on interstates into Corbin and Williamsburg.

A Williamsburg officer used a tire deflation device on Reynolds' Dodge Charger, at which point police said Reynolds fired shots at a Williamsburg police cruiser. The officer whose vehicle was struck fired back at Reynolds, hitting him in the neck, officials said.

Reynolds' car then ran into a ditch.

Reynolds was hospitalized with injuries thought to be non-life-threatening. 

No officers were injured.

Police said Reynolds' car was stolen in Florida.

It's not yet known what charges he faces.

 

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