Upon deputies arrival they found that Ballou had been shot in the right knee with a 9 mm . He was located about mile from the scene by arriving officers and treated by ems When they determined it was safe for them to come to location. He was transported to TJ Health of Columbia and later transferred with non life threatening injuries to University of Louisville Hospital.
Preliminary investigation indicated there had been an physical altercation between the two within a few days of the incident where Ballou had assaulted Austin multiple times in his home. On this date Ballou showed back up at the home uninvited and altercation took place that led to a single shot being fired.
The investigation is ongoing And upon completion will be presented to the commonwealth to determine if there will be criminal charges or case will be cleared.
Deputy Derek Padgett is investigating the incident and was assisted by Deputy Chandler Staten and Sheriff Josh Brockman. Columbia Police Department as well as the KY State Police responded to assist.
Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff’s Office