UPDATE: Deputy Wounded, Suspect In Officer-Involved Shootings Identified

(UPDATE, 8:45am) BONNIEVILLE (11/18/20) — Kentucky State Police have identified the man believed to have shot a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Deputy late Tuesday night before the suspect was fatally shot by authorities in Hart County.

According to Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green, a deputy had stopped 42-year-old James Horton of Clarkson near the Ben Johnson Elementary School just before 10 Tuesday night. During the course of the stop, Horton allegedly shot and wounded the deputy, identified as John Lyons, who was transported to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Horton fled the scene on foot, later stealing a pick-up truck, which was spotted by authorities near Wax in Grayson County around midnight, with Horton allegedly firing on law enforcement during the ensuing pursuit. The pursuit continued into Hart County, where the stolen truck left the roadway and Horton fled on foot, armed with a weapon and was fatally shot by a State Police Trooper. Horton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner.

The incidents are under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.

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McDANIELS (11/17/20) — A Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Deputy was wounded during a traffic stop late Tuesday night, with the suspect in the incident reportedly shot and killed a short time later.

Reports indicate the deputy had stopped a vehicle at the Ben Johnson Elementary School just before 10 Tuesday night when he was shot. The deputy was taken to University of Louisville Hiospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The suspect was located in Grayson County with a pursuit ending in Hart County where the suspect died from gunshot wounds.

The incidents are under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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