GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Kentucky sheriff’s deputy (all times local):
A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy has gone into surgery a second time since being shot during a late-night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area. The fugitive was killed during the shooting.
Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton on Wednesday identified the critically wounded deputy as 28-year-old Jaime Morales, who has been with the sheriff’s office for about two and a half years. The shooting occurred late Tuesday at a rest area along Interstate 75.
Authorities say the fugitive who was killed during the confrontation was a suspect in a series of bank robberies in Florida. Kentucky State Police identified the suspect as 57-year-old Edward Reynolds.
The FBI said Wednesday that Reynolds was believed to be a serial bank robber. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says it had obtained an arrest warrant for Reynolds in connection with a bank robbery in Venice, Florida, this past July.
Kentucky troopers say a sheriff’s deputy was shot at a rest stop, and the suspected shooter was killed.
Trooper Bernie Napier said in a statement that Scott County sheriff’s deputies and Georgetown police officers were helping the U.S. Marshal’s Service apprehend a fugitive from Florida late Tuesday. He said deputies located the suspect, 57-year-old Edward Reynolds, at a rest stop. He said officers confronted him and shots were fired.