BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky State Police say a man shot and wounded two deputies trying to serve him with an arrest warrant before the deputies returned fire, killing him.
Trooper Shane Jacobs told WKYT-TV that Knox County Deputy Keith Liford was treated at a hospital and is expected to recover after Monday's confrontation. Deputy Claude Hudson was treated at another hospital and released.
Jacobs identified the deceased suspect as 50-year-old John Wesley Bays. He had been indicted on charges including burglary and receiving stolen property.
In a news release, Jacobs said Bays fired on the deputies from inside the trailer where they had gone to serve the warrant, hitting them both before deputies returned fire.
Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com