Edmond facing attempted murder charge

Staff Report

October 8, 2013

A man involved in an alleged shootout with police Monday afternoon will face charges including attempted murder.

Jason Edmond, 42, of Cumberland, was flown out to a trauma center after being shot during a standoff with police.

Edmond is being charged with attempted murder of a police officer by Cumberland Police Department. Kentucky State Police are charging Edmond with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

According to a previous report, Post 10 troopers responded to the assistance of the Cumberland City Police Department on Old College Road to a shots fired complaint.

KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said upon troopers’ arrival, Edmond had barricaded himself inside of his residence after firing several shots into several neighboring homes.

“Mr. Edmond exited his home and came out into the front yard and began screaming and threatening officers,” Jacobs said in a press release. “Mr. Edmond raised his weapon in the troopers’ direction when two troopers shot him.”

Edmond was transported from the scene to the Cumberland campus of Southeast Community and Technical College by LifeCare Ambulance Service. He was then airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

On Tuesday, Edmond was listed in stable condition.

The incident occurred near the former Cumberland High School and not far from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The campus was placed on lock-down during the incident.

Jacobs said no troopers or officers were injured during the incident.

The case is under investigation by KSP Lt. Ryan Catron.