Ken. officer shot in his cruiser; 8-hr. standoff ensues
The Associated Press
IRVINE, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky police officer was shot while on patrol in his cruiser on Friday night, leading to an eight-hour standoff with the shooter.
A negotiator with the state police special response team attempted to make contact with the suspect, Junice Mayes, 58. Police tried twice to force Mayes out of his apartment with gas grenades before entering the apartment to arrest him just before 8 a.m. EDT.
Asher was treated and released at Marcum-Wallace Hospital.
Mayes was charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and criminal attempt to committ murder.
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