Ghent man injured in Saturday shooting

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Shooter charged with first-degree assault

By Phyllis McLaughlin

A Ghent man was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, at University of Louisville Hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Trooper Brad Arterburn, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, said Alan Martin, 30, was shot late Saturday night, Nov. 23, at 94 Kinman Lane, just east of the intersection of Hwy. 47 and Bucks Run Road.

Witnesses at the scene told KSP Trooper Mickey Gonterman that the alleged shooter, Shawn Renaker, 28, fled the scene on foot after the shooting. Renaker later was located and apprehended at a nearby residence, according to a KSP news release.

Martin was transported by an Air Methods helicopter to UofL Hospital for treatment of the nonlife-threatening injury.

Renaker, who had been taken to Post 5 for questioning, first was booked at the Shelby County Detention Center and later was transferred to the Carroll County Detention Center, where he is being held on one charge of first-degree aggravated assault. Bond is pending, according to the CCDC website.

Arterburn said the charge likely will be amended if Renaker is indicted by a grand jury.

Arterburn said it is unclear what led up to the shooting, and that the case remains under investigation by Trooper Gonterman.

Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said Deputy Daniel Rose assisted KSP at the scene. Kinman said the incident was called into Carroll County Dispatch at 11:25 p.m. Rose reportedly cleared the scene at 3 a.m. 

Carroll County EMS also assisted at the scene.