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Kentucky Man Opens Fire At Police Officers Serving Warrant, Kills 2, Injures 5



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Authorities in Kentucky say two officers were killed and five others injured when a suspect opened fire on law enforcement officers attempting to serve a warrant at a home in Kentucky on Thursday night, CBS News reported Friday.

The tragic incident took place in a rural area in a mountainous part of eastern Kentucky, CBS News reported, citing the incident report.

The shooter, identified as 49-year-old Lance Storz, used a rifle to fire multiple rounds at officers around his residence on Main Street in Allen, Kentucky, according to the report.

He was taken into custody late Thursday night after a long standoff with police, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office said.

The slain officers were identified as Deputy William Petry and Prestonsburg police Captain Ralph Frasure. Three injured officers remain in the hospital, state police said in a statement. One is in critical condition, and two are in stable condition. One officer was treated and released.

Read the full report at CBS News.