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2 Ky. deputies shot while serving warrant; suspect dead

Both officers are expected to recover


By PoliceOne Staff

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. — Two sheriff’s deputies were shot Monday while serving a warrant.

According to WYMT, Deputy Claude Hudson and Deputy Keith Liford were serving an indictment warrant when John Wesley Bays began shooting at them from his home. 

Liford was shot multiple times and underwent surgery. He is expected to recover. Police officials said Hudson was shot in his badge and ballistic vest. He was treated and released.

Bays was shot and killed on the scene, the news station reported. Bays had an extensive criminal history dating back to 1999. All charges involved drugs, theft and burglary.

An investigation is ongoing.

 

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