Man fatally shot, 2 Kentucky deputies injured

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky State Police say a man shot and injured two deputies trying to serve him with a warrant for the arrest of the deputies returned fire, killing him.

Trooper Shane Jacobs told WKYT-TV that Knox County Deputy Keith Liford was treated in 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 was indicted on charges including burglary and receiving stolen goods.

In a press release, Jacobs said Bays fired on the deputies of the inside of the trailer where they had gone to serve the warrant, they are striking both for the deputies returned fire.


Information from: WKYT-TV,

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