Off duty Boone Co. deputy involved in fatal central Ky. shooting

Published: Dec. 30, 2008 at 12:36 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2008 at 12:20 PM EST
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CARLISLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say that an off-duty Boone County sheriff's deputy was involved in an incident resulting in the fatal shooting of a Kentucky woman.

State police say the shooting occurred Monday shortly before midnight in Nicholas County.

State police Lt. Bart Taylor says Boone County Deputy Scotty Hill fatally shot 55-year-old Brenda Pollitt after she pointed a gun at him late Monday and threatened to shoot. Pollitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Taylor said the standoff occurred when Hill went to Pollitt's property in rural Nicholas County to pick up a horse from her nephew.

The Boone County sheriff's office said Tuesday that Deputy Hill has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the state police investigation.

Boone County Sheriff's Lt. Col. Robert Reuthe says Hill has not been charged. He says that Hill is a five-year veteran of the department.

Also present at the scene was Hill's wife, Regina, who is a 9-year-veteran of the Florence Police Department. Officer Regina Hill has also been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the completion of an investigation.

Nicholas County Deputy Coroner Kevin Hatchett says Pollitt was shot multiple times.

Carlisle is about 35 miles northeast of Lexington.

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