- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a man shot and wounded two deputies trying to serve him with an arrest warrant before the deputies returned fire, killing him.

Trooper Shane Jacobs told WKYT-TV (https://bit.ly/2s3TgF3 ) that Knox County Deputy Keith Liford was treated at 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 had been indicted on charges including burglary and receiving stolen property.

In a news release, Jacobs said Bays fired on the deputies from inside the trailer where they had gone to serve the warrant, hitting them both before deputies returned fire.


Information from: WKYT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com

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