A Mount Hermon man sought treatment for a gun shot wound in Tennessee after being fired upon by a state police trooper in Monroe County on Tuesday night.

Erik Pitcock, 27, of Mount Hermon, was involved in an incident on W. Phillipi Church Road in Tompkinsville that led a Kentucky State Police Post 15 detective to fire upon him at about 8:38 p.m., according to a press release from KSP Post 3.

The name of the trooper was not included in the press release.

Pitcock fled in a vehicle that was located abandoned a short distance from where the incident occurred.

State police learned Pitcock had gone to a hospital in Macon County, Tenn., to seek treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he underwent further treatment for non-life threatening injuries, according to the release.

He was released from the hospital at 6:45 this morning and taken into custody by Nashville Metro Police and lodged in the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility awaiting extradition for charges in Monroe County.

Pitcock was charged with attempted murder of a police officer and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

The ongoing investigation is led by Lt. Jamie Heller, Lt. Tim Adams, and Lt. Don Wilson of the Kentucky State Police. Any further information in reference to this case will be released when it becomes available.

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