Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale
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Update posted at 2:36 p.m.:
Investigators have determined the identity of the man who shot Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale last night.
Erich V. Stahl, 20, of Glencoe, was determined to have fired at Sheriff Neale before turning the weapon on himself.
Stahl, a convicted felon, had a criminal history including an assault conviction.
An autopsy is being conducted today at the Northern Kentucky Medical Examiner’s office.
Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the shootings.
Original story posted at 6:28 a.m.:
(Glencoe, Ky.) - A northern Kentucky sheriff is expected to survive after being shot by a suspect Tuesday night.
Kentucky State Police say Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale responded to a domestic violence situation involving a hostage at a home on Kentucky 16 at Ponderosa Drive near Glencoe about 10:30 p.m.
Neale and Deputy Capt. Brent McDonald arrived and were confronted by the suspect wielding a .357 magnum revolver. Neale was shot in the abdomen.
Moments after shooting the sheriff, that suspect then turned the gun on himself. The unidentified suspect died at the scene.
Meanwhile, McDonald transported Neale in a police cruiser to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. That’s where an aircare helicopter landed and flew Neale to University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Neale was said to be alert and conscious when taken to the hospital. His injuries were non-life threatening.
Reports said Neale had been released from the hospital early Wednesday morning.
Kentucky State Police said they plan to release more information on the shooting as it becomes available.
The following agencies assisted KSP at the scene: Boone County Sheriff’s office, Florence Police department, Warsaw Police department, Gallatin County EMS, Glencoe Fire & Rescue, and the Gallatin County Coroner’s office.