Kentucky officers injured in ‘deadly’ shooting; suspect in custody: law enforcement
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Several Kentucky police officers were shot in a « fatal » shooting Thursday night as they responded to a call for shots fired in Floyd County.
A suspect was taken into custody Thursday night and Kentucky State Police told a brief news conference there was no longer a threat to the community.
Deputies were trying to serve a warrant in Allen, Kentucky when they came under fire from the suspect, which turned into a barricade situation before the suspect was arrested.
Allen is a small town southeast of Lexington.
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It’s unclear how many officers were injured, and Kentucky State Police and the Floyd County Sheriff did not respond to Fox News’ request for additional information. The conditions of the injured officers have not been released. Some local media reported that an officer had been killed.
« As previously reported by various media outlets, a fatal shooting took place tonight, » the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement late Thursday on Facebook. “An official statement from the Sheriff will be released later. But for now, he wants to thank everyone for your concern, your texts, your phone calls and especially your prayers. He asks that you please continue to pray for all men and women involved and the families who suffered losses. »
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Governor Andy Beshear said in a statement on Twitter: « Tonight I ask the Commonwealth to join Britainy and me in holding Floyd County in prayer, especially the family and loved ones of those who responded. to a barricade situation involving a shootout. ^ AB. »
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ATF Louisville tweeted that its Ashland and London offices responded « to a shooting scene and an armed barricaded person in Floyd County, Kentucky. »