PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer has been fatally shot while on duty and state police are handling it as a murder investigation.
WCHS-TV cites news partner EKB-TV to report that Pikeville Officer Scotty Hamilton was killed Tuesday night as troopers were assisting Pikeville police on an investigation.
Kentucky State Police spokesman William Petry didn't have information on what exactly the officers were investigating. He said authorities are still searching for a suspect in the shooting, although others who may have been on the scene at the time also are being questioned.
The TV station says Hamilton joined the department in 2006.