Active Shooter Killed 2 Police Officers During Confrontation

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2 officers killed, 5 hurt when man opens fire on police attempting to serve warrant in Kentucky – CBS News

A domestic dispute turned into an active shooter incident in Floyd County, Kentucky. A man opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant at a home in eastern Kentucky.

Three law enforcement officers were killed and five wounded during the altercation. A police dog was also killed and an emergency management official was also injured.

Police took 49-year-old Lance Storz into custody late Thursday night after he fired a rifle at officers around his residence in Allen, Kentucky. Storz was facing two counts of murder of a police officer and another attempted murder charge.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said two law enforcement officers died in the shooting. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear asked for prayers for the community.

Storz appeared in front of a judge via video and was charged with murder of a police officer, attempted murder, and assault on a service animal. He was jailed on a $10 million bond.

As of Friday morning, the Floyd County sheriff and county attorney described the situation as an “attack on law officers” and an “ambush”. They said the gunfire was raining down on the officers responding and that it was difficult to even know where the bullets were coming from.

Law enforcement offices in Hodgenville, Magoffin County and Louisa have shared posts of support and prayer for officers on the scene in Floyd County.

For more information on this story, check out the following news outlets.

  1. 2 officers killed, 5 hurt when man opens fire on police attempting to serve warrant in Kentucky  CBS News
  2. 2 police officers killed in Kentucky by suspect with rifle  Yahoo! Voices
  3. Reports of an active shooter situation in Floyd County  LEX 18 News – Lexington, KY
  4. Man accused of killing 2 officers, injuring 6 others in Floyd County  WKYT
  5. Judge-Executive: Floyd Co. shooting was ‘never a hostage situation’  WKYT
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