2 officers were killed when a man opened fire on police.
On Thursday night, when Kentucky police attempted to execute a search warrant at a residence, a man opened fire, killing two policemen, according to officials.
An arrest citation said five other persons were hurt on the site in the remote, hilly region of eastern Kentucky.
According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the Prestonsburg police Captain Ralph Frasure and deputy William Petry were both killed in the line of duty.
According to a statement from state police, three wounded cops are still being treated at the hospital. Two are in stable condition, while one is in serious condition. According to state police, one officer was treated and then discharged.
The citation also states that a police dog was killed, and a member of emergency management was hurt.
Late on Thursday night, police arrested Lance Storz, 49.
According to Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt, the responding cops found “absolute horror” when they got on the scene.
He said, “They had no chance.”
According to the citation, Storz shot at police with a rifle as they gathered outside his Allen, Kentucky, home on Main Street.
Hunt said that four deputies responded at first but then requested reinforcements after being shot at. According to Hunt, the cops on the site were under fire for hours.
Finally, according to him, discussions with Storz’s relatives resulted in Storz’s surrender.
Hunt said that the cops were executing a court-issued warrant for a domestic abuse case. At 6:30, state police were sent to the area to assist local police who were already there.
On Friday morning, a judge in Pike County arraigned Storz. He was imprisoned on a $10 million bail after entering a not guilty plea to two charges of murdering a police officer.
According to the judge, one of the counts had been raised to murder during the hearing for the attempted murder of a police officer.
In addition, he is accused of assaulting a service animal and another count of attempted murder.
State police confirmed that they are looking into the incident in a statement.
Daniel Cameron, the attorney general, said on Friday that he was “heartbroken to learn of the deaths of two law enforcement officers.”
In the face of evil, “our police enforcement displayed unbelievable courage and sacrifice last night,” Cameron added.
“Last night, Floyd County and our valiant first responders lost a sad loss. I want to urge Kentucky as a whole to pray with me for this neighborhood. “On Friday morning, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear posted on social media. It’s a difficult morning for the Commonwealth.
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