Man who shot OPD officer indicted on assault charge

Man who shot OPD officer indicted on assault charge

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - The man who shot an Owensboro Police Office in October has been indicted on an assault charge.

Kentucky State Police said 63-year-old David Turley mistook Officer Zachary Morris as a suspicious person.

Turley told us he was shot at twice and returned fire four times.

"Once they shot two times at my face, I had no choice. I was in fear of my life, and I returned fire.”

Owensboro Police Officer Zachary Morris (OPD Facebook)
Owensboro Police Officer Zachary Morris (OPD Facebook)

Morris was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the bullet struck part of his abdomen. We’re told Morris fired his weapon during the incident, but it didn’t hit anyone.

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