Olive Hill shooting victim ID’ed, in stable condition

A 23-year-old man authorities say was shot by his father in Olive Hill on Sunday is reported to be in stable condition.
Kyle Winkler was “sitting up and eating this morning, from what I heard,” said Sgt. Investigator Johnny Alexander, who will be sworn in as Hardin County sheriff on Sept. 1.
Alexander said James Winkler, 41, is charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of his son Kyle Winkler with a 16-gauge shotgun. He is being held at the county jail. Bond had not been set as of Monday morning.
According to a Hardin County E-911 call log and recording obtained by The Courier through a Tennessee Open Records request, sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to the scene of the shooting at 480 Coy Hill Road at 5:50 p.m.
The 911 call came from an obviously distraught woman who identified herself as Madison Smith, who said she is Kyle Winkler’s wife. She told the dispatcher she had Kyle in a sport utility vehicle and was driving him to the hospital as she spoke.
“I need someone… my husband’s been shot!” Smith cried out to the dispatcher. When the dispatcher, speaking in a calm, reassuring voice, asked Smith if she knew who shot her husband, a sobbing Smith said, “Yes – his Daddy shot him!”
Smith reported her husband was breathing, but his breathing was labored. When asked by the dispatcher where Kyle was shot, Smith said, “In his hand, in his leg – I don’t know – there’s blood everywhere!”
Asked where in the leg he had been struck, Kyle can be heard yelling, “From the thigh down.” Smith said later in the call that Kyle had “lost a lot of blood.”
When asked if she believed the shooting was accidental, Smith said, “They were fighting, and we were trying to leave.”
Dispatchers informed EMS that she was transporting her husband, and told Smith to turn on her flashers and pull over when she saw the oncoming ambulance so the two could meet on the side of U.S. 64.
When Smith reported reaching the intersection of Steele Road and U.S. 64, the dispatcher relayed the location to EMS, who instructed the dispatcher to have Smith pull over.
Kyle was then transferred to the ambulance and taken to the Hardin Medical Center emergency room. He was later airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Emergency responders reported Kyle had gunshot wounds to both legs.
James Winkler was reported to have fled the scene in a black 1978 Chevrolet Camaro. Hardin County E-911 released a “BOLO” (Be On the Lookout) at 6:56 p.m. with that information and his photo, describing him as “suicidal and considered to be armed and dangerous.”
According to Alexander, James Winkler was apprehended without incident by deputies on Hard Rock Road at 7:45 p.m., following a tip from a caller about a parked car matching the description in the BOLO.

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