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Officials: Deputy, suspect die in sheriff’s office shooting

May 16, 2022 GMT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy and another person died in a shooting Monday in Kentucky, officials said.

The deputy, from the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, was shot at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he died, state police said.

A suspect who was shot in the incident also died, Matt Hillbrecht of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office told WPSD-TV in Paducah. The shooting happened at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in Benton, the station said.

The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m., police said.