Two officers were killed, and five were injured in a shooting in a residence on Main Street in Allen, Kentucky, CBS News reported on Friday.
Police officers arrested a suspect into custody. He is 49-year-old man and called Lance Storz.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Matt Gayheart said that the police received a request for assistance at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday as the officers were facing a shooting.
At 10 p.m., the shooter was driven into custody after blocking himself inside his residence, Gayheart added.
On Friday, the suspect was courted, and he pleaded not guilty to murdering the officers and was jailed for a $10 million bond as he attempted killing an officer, in addition to assault against a service animal.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that he is “heartbroken to learn of the deaths of two law enforcement officers” during the latest shooting incident.
He added: “Our law enforcement exhibited unimaginable heroism and sacrifice last night in the face of evil,” Cameron said.
Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said to local media that the suspect opened fire on security forces and officers who were serving a court warrant on Thursday and the case was related to a domestic violence incident.
On his side, Kentucky Governor Any Beshear said on Friday morning: “Floyd County and our brave first responders suffered a tragic loss last night. I want to ask all of Kentucky to join me in praying for this community,” adding: “This is a tough morning for our commonwealth.”
He added that several officers were transported to different hospitals.