Man hospitalized after shootout with police

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By James Roberts

A Campbellsville man remains in serious but stable condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being shot in an altercation with Campbellsville Police officers at his home.

According to a Kentucky State Police report, Campbellsville Police received a 911 call about a domestic situation involving weapons at 506 Woodlawn Ave. just after 11:30 Saturday night.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Adam D. Powell, 22, who was armed with a handgun. Powell confronted officers with the gun, and the officers ordered him to drop the weapon. Instead of dropping the handgun, the report states, Powell fired his weapon at the officers.

Officer Jason Simpson returned fire, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Dennis Benningfield. Powell was struck twice.

Powell was taken by ambulance to Taylor Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery for his wounds. He was later transferred to the University of Louisville Hospital.

KSP Detectives B.J. Burton and Kevin Hunt are investigating the shooting.

Benningfield said CPD has also launched an internal investigation, which is routine whenever an officer uses force. Pending the outcome of the KSP investigation and the internal investigation, Simpson has been placed on paid administrative leave.

A nine-year police veteran, Simpson was a Kentucky State Trooper for about eight years before becoming a Campbellsville Police officer.

Though no charges have yet been filed, KSP Post 15 Public Affairs officer Dwaine Barnett said, Powell will likely be charged with attempted murder of a police officer and several counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

- Staff Writer James Roberts can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 226 or by e-mail at writer@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.