HYDEN, KY (March 27, 2022) - The Leslie County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at approximately 12:00 P.M., the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a shooting on lower Macintosh Road.
When Chief Deputy Jeremy Vega and Deputy Shane Wilson arrived they found one male suffering from a serious gun shot wound.
Deputies Vega and Wilson applied a tourniquet to the victim and cleared the house and the property before an ambulance arrived.
The victim was airlifted to a medical facility.
Shandul Johnson, 44, of Chavies, KY was located, arrested and charged with Assault 1st degree in connection to the shooting.
This individual was lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.
According to jail records, as of 12:00 A.M. Sunday, March 27, 2022, no bond or court date has been set and Johnson remains housed in the Leslie County Detention Center charged with:
**The additional charges listed may or may not be connected to the shooting incident.
- TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE
- WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER
- FAILURE TO APPEAR
- ASSAULT, 1ST DEGREE
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Leslie County Detention Center.
Chief Deputy Jeremy Vega is in charge of the ongoing investigation and was assisted by Sheriff Billy Collett, Deputy Shane Wilson and Kentucky State Police.