A Calloway County sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon in Benton.
It happened about 2:10 in the area of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police say the deputy was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The subject involved was also taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing and names of those involved have not been released.
Governor Andy Beshear released a statement saying, “Britainy and I ask Kentuckians to join us in holding the family and loved ones of the Calloway County Deputy in their prayers. This deputy has paid the ultimate sacrifice today while serving our commonwealth. Let us honor the life, bravery and service of this deputy.”