Multiple officers shot in deadly eastern Ky. situation; suspect in custody

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Law enforcement officers remained on the scene Friday morning of a deadly shooting situation in Allen that involves multiple victims from different agencies, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said.

He said several officers have been taken to different hospitals. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department posted on social media early Friday morning that the incident was deadly. There is no word on the number of those involved who died.

Sheriff Hunt said deputies were attempting to serve a court-issued warrant when the incident started Thursday evening. As of 9:30 pm, he said the suspect was still barricaded. At a news briefing during our 11 pm newscast, Kentucky State Police reported the suspect is in custody.

The sheriff said the suspect opened fire when officers responded. KSP said the incident started around 6 pm

That area of ​​Allen, located near the junction of US 23 and state Route 1428, is closed off for miles around. Earlier Thursday night, the sheriff said he was hoping for a peaceful resolution to the situation.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted the following statement late Thursday:

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page that it’s extending thoughts and prayers to KSP, all Floyd County law enforcement, the first responders, dispatchers and the Allen community.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in Louisville tweeted the following:

Officers from across the region, some from as far away as Ashland, responded to the scene.

We also have crews at the scene. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest.

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