Kentucky sheriff’s deputy shot, killed in ambush attack, police say

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(CNN) — A Jefferson County Sheriff’s (JCSO) lawman has died aft being changeable aboriginal Thursday portion moving an off-duty detail, and investigators judge helium was “targeted” and “ambushed,” according to JCSO spokesman, Lt. Col. Carl Yates.

Deputy Brandon Shirley, 26, was moving an off-duty information item astatine Rockford Lane Auto Sales successful Shively, Kentucky, erstwhile helium was changeable wrong his idiosyncratic conveyance astir 2:30 a.m. ET, Lt. Col. Yates told CNN connected the phone.

Shirley was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital wherever helium underwent exigency surgery, but “he did not past the surgery,” said Yates.

JCSO has turned the lawsuit implicit to the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) to investigate, said Yates.

During an aboriginal greeting briefing, LMPD Chief Erika Shields said they were looking into a mates of imaginable suspects, but are inactive successful the aboriginal stages of the investigation.

According to CNN affiliate WLKY, Chief Shields called the homicide “sickening” and said Shirley “was targeted, and helium was ambushed.”

There is nary fishy statement astatine this time, said Yates.

Shirley had been with the section for 2 years and was not married, according to Yates.

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