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The chase concerned Ty’rell Kilos and Skylar Williams.
Louisville Courier Journal

The 20-yr-previous scholar who was abducted by her ex-boyfriend from an Ohio State campus on Monday was shot by him, not a Kentucky trooper, authorities stated Wednesday. 

Following a multicounty police chase, Kentucky State Police Trooper Joey Brown was capable of cease suspect Ty’rell Pounds, who police say kidnapped Skylar Williams, the mother of his baby. 

Brown saw Pounds, who was sporting a bullet proof vest and holding a gun, and Brown began capturing, KSP Commissioner Richard Sanders stated Wednesday at a news conference. 

Background: Ohio State scholar Skylar Williams, ex-boyfriend killed in Kentucky

The photographs killed Kilos, however none struck Williams, Sanders stated. Ballistics testing on Tuesday confirmed it was a bullet from Pounds’ gun that passed via her arm and struck her torso.

Brown, the trooper, attempted to make use of a tourniquet to stop the bleeding earlier than an ambulance arrived, Sanders stated. 

“These troopers did every part of their power to save lots of her life,” he stated.

Williams was in a faculty parking zone around 11:45 a.m. Monday when she was pressured right into a car at gunpoint by Kilos, based on a information release from the college. 

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Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders briefs the media concerning the capturing involving a Kentucky State trooper at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort. Feb. thirteen, 2019 (Photograph: Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal)

KSP first heard of the state of affairs when someone at a Gallatin County fuel station, about 60 miles northeast of Jefferson County, referred to as 911 around 3:24 p.m. Monday.

Sanders stated a witness saw Williams mouth the words, “assist me.”

That caller reported seeing a man drive a lady right into a van, police stated.

Troopers quickly situated a van driving southbound along Interstate 71 in Henry County intently matching the description given by the 911 caller, but the driver would not stop when troopers tried to tug over the van, police stated. 

A chase ensued, lasting for about 20 miles earlier than ending at exit 14 in Oldham County, the place police have been capable of stop Pounds. 

KSP’s Essential Incident Response Staff is investigating the case. 

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This story will be updated. 

Monroe Trombly and Lou Whitmire of the Mansfield News Journal contributed reporting. 

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