While serving a warrant on a domestic violence suspect in the US state of Kentucky, three police officers were shot and killed.
After the incident, police arrested a 49-year-old suspect.
“It was sheer horror,” Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said of the deputies’ encounter with the guy.
Allen’s event injured four others.
166-person town in eastern Kentucky’s hills.
Capt. Ralph Frasure, Deputy William Petry, and K-9 handler Jacob Chaffins were the cops killed in the incident late on Thursday.
Mr. Chaffins’ K9 Drago, a dog he cared for, was also killed.
Capt. Frasure had been a police officer in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, for 39 years.
As far as the department was concerned, he had done it “with honor and glory until the end.”
It was just before 19:00 when the guys arrived at the home on Main Street to find that it was on fire (midnight GMT).
After almost three hours of shooting, the suspect Lance Storz turned himself into the police after being reached by his family.
In addition to the two killed officers, five more everything targeted. In addition to attempted murder, he is also accus of first-degree assault against a service animal.
According to Kentucky governor Andy Beshear in a social media statement, “This is a difficult morning for our commonwealth.”
It was a terrible night for Floyd County and our heroic first responders.
Kentucky State Police are looking into the event.
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