Kentucky Police Officer Fatally Shot During Investigation

Mar 14, 2018

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A Kentucky police officer has been fatally shot while on duty.

WCHS-TV cites news partner EKB-TV to report Pikeville police Officer Scotty Hamilton was investigating with a state trooper near a creek in Pike County when he was shot Tuesday night.

The outlet reports Hamilton joined the department in 2006.

A Pikeville Public Safety Commissioner news release says state police are handling the shooting as a murder investigation.