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BREAKING: Kentucky Deputy Shot While Sitting In Car

Shively, KY – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputy was shot by an unidentified suspect while working a security job early Thursday morning.

The attack occurred on Rockford Lane near Dover Road at approximately 2:30 a.m., WLKY reported.

The deputy was working off-duty security at a used car lot at the time, Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Spokesperson Alicia Smiley told reporters.

He was sitting in his unmarked vehicle when an unidentified suspect walked up and shot him, WAVE reported.

The deputy was able to use his radio to call for help, according to the Courier Journal.

He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in unknown condition, police said.

JCSO Spokesperson Carl Yates said the wounded deputy was rushed into surgery, WLKY reported.

No arrests have been made thus far.

“We have very, very few leads to go on this point,” Smiley said, according to WDRB. “We would certainly ask the community to not only offer their prayers but to also send us information. If anyone saw something out of the ordinary, if they heard something in this area, please give us a call…”

Law enforcement officers are currently searching the area for the gunman.

“We have our Public Integrity Unit they are knocking on doors and actually canvassing the neighborhood to talk with people,” Smiley said, according to WAVE. “K9 will be attempting to locate a track. The air unit is up. And again, that would include the community as well.”

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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