Police: Garrard County Female Sets Room On Fire, Shoots Through Door While Barricading

- Oct 14, 2018-

GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Garrard County police say an officer suffered minor burns while rescuing an armed woman who barricaded herself inside a home.

Officers responded to the home on Crab Orchard Road after the female's father said he was unable to make contact with her. When they arrived, they entered the home to find the woman, but she set fire to a bedroom she was in.

The woman would begin shooting what officers believe was a shotgun through the bedroom door she was using to barricade herself. Officers kicked the door in as the woman continued shooting. They were able to rescue the woman with only one officer suffering minor burns.

The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Firefighters from multiple agencies put out the fire.