ALLEN, Ky. — Several police officers were shot and wounded while trying to serve a warrant in eastern Kentucky on Thursday, authorities said.
A suspect was taken into custody and at least one person was killed, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told WYMT-TV. The sheriff’s department described the shooting as “deadly” in a Facebook post early Friday, without providing further details.
Hunt had told local media that the suspect opened fire on deputies who were serving a court-issued warrant Thursday evening related to a domestic violence situation.
Gov. Andy Beshear described the episode as “a barricade situation involving a shooting,” in a brief statement on Twitter.
Hunt said several officers were taken to different hospitals around the region.