Man shoots a deputy; Crashes into a police vehicle; Flees the scene; Then Arrested.

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

McCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police tell WKYT a McCreary County deputy was shot Tuesday night after responding to a domestic dispute.

The officer was responding to Lick Creek Road at 8 p.m. and once he got there he was shot.


Mark Dungan, 48, of Science Hill, was inside a car outside of the home. Troopers say Dungan fired shots at the deputy hitting him.


After the shooting, state police say Dungan drove his car directly towards the officer's patrol car and crashed into it, while the wounded officer was inside. Dungan's car was still drivable and he then fled from the scene.


KSP and McCreary Co. deputies found Dungan in a cemetery and arrested him.

Dungan is being held in the Leslie County Detention Center.


He's facing multiple charges including wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.


KSP confirm the officer was flown to UT Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.


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