Police and Law Enforcement

Kentucky deputies shot, shooter killed, police say

Two sheriff’s deputies in Kentucky were shot when they attempted to serve an indictment warrant at a mobile home in Knox County, according to Kentucky State Police.

The officers, Deputy Claude Hudson and Deputy Keith Liford, had gone to a residence in the Trosper community to serve a warrant when an individual began shooting at them, a Kentucky State Police spokesman told WYMT.

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Deputy Hudson was shot in his badge and bulletproof vest, and has been released from the hospital, WYMT reported. Deputy Liford was shot multiple times and flown to a medical facility where he is expected to recover.

The shooter, John Wesley Bays, was fatally shot on the scene, according to the news outlet.

Bays was often in trouble with the law, with court officials noting 43 cases he had been involved in since 1999.

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Kentucky State Police said another man was inside the mobile home during the incident. He was arrested and taken in for questioning. Kentucky State Police are investigating the situation.