Pikeville, KY – Kentucky State Police (KSP) are searching for a suspect in connection with the murder of a Pikeville Police Department (PPD) officer who was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday night.
The incident took place at approximately 11:30 p.m., when PPD Officer Scotty Hamilton was fatally shot while he responded to a call with the state police in the Hurricane community, WSAZ reported.
One person was taken into custody, and KSP troopers deployed drones to search for a second suspect.
The identities of the suspects have not been released.
Officer Hamilton, a 12-year veteran on the PPD, leaves behind a wife and a young child.
The KSP was leading the ongoing investigation, Pikeville Mayor Jimmy Carter told the Lexington Herald Leader.
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