Three Kentucky police officers and a police dog were killed, and at least four others in ashootout at a police-called housePolice officer was injured. "Mission terrorists."
Reportedly, 49-year-old Lance Storz was nearly five with a police officer who appeared at his door in the countryside of Prestonberg with an arrest warrant in a domestic violence case. Detained after time standoffs.
In the Thursday night incident, rifle-armed Storz fired and attacked two police officers, Kentucky police said.
Prestonberg Police Captain Ralph Frazier and Deputy William Petrie were killed along with K9 Nelson and dog handler Jacob Chaffin, officials said.
The situation deteriorated rapidly as Storz hid himself in the house with his wife and daughter and continued to fire at the corresponding police officers, police said.
Agents ask for backup, some including state police The institution responded. Neighboring county officers and SWAT teams.
"When they arrived, they ... encountered pure hell. They had no chance," Floyd County Sheriff John Hunttold reporters.He said the agent was not even in contact with the suspicious shooter when the shooting began.
The shooter clearly had a plan, "he carried out the plan almost exactly," Hunt said, saying it took hours to figure out where the shooter was firing. Added.
"(The suspect) was a complete terrorist ... he was just a terrorist on a mission," the sheriff said.
Floyd County lawyer Keith Bartley said on Friday morning: These are people with children, spouses, moms and dads, and their worlds are never the same.
WMDJ reported that the standoffs were over because the suspect was detained by police. His wife and daughter were unharmed.
One agent hidden under a running patrol vehicle is one I ended up with carbon monoxide poisoning.
Several police officers from various agencies were shot dead and taken to a local hospital. A total of four to six police officers were shot dead, according to local reports.
Storz, who is in prison in Pike County, will appear in court on July 11.