An American shot at the police: Killed three police officers and their dog



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An American shot at the police: Killed three police officers and their dog

Killed three policemen and surrendered

The attacker is 49-year-old Lance Storz, who was arrested at his home in Allen, Floyd County, after an hours-long standoff with the police. The policemen came to Storz's house for a report of domestic violence, during which he opened fire on them, killing three policemen and their dog.

Five police officers were wounded during the shooting. "The officers were under fire for hours at the scene. They had no chance," Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told reporters. He added that Storz surrendered after negotiations, which included members of his family.

Hunt said four deputies initially responded, then called for backup when they were shot at. The sheriff said Storz surrendered after negotiations that included his family members. Hunt had told local media the deputies were serving a court-issued warrant Thursday evening related to a domestic violence situation.

Hunt said one of his deputies, William Petry, and Prestonsburg Police Capt. Ralph Frasure were killed in the shooting. Frasure worked for 39 years in law enforcement in Floyd County. Another Prestonsburg officer, Jacob Chaffins, died after being hospitalized, the police department said in a social media post Friday night.

Governor: These heroes sacrificed everything to protect our people


Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear tweeted that Floyd County had suffered a terrible loss. "This is a tough morning for our commonwealth," Gov. Andy Beshear said in a social media post Friday morning.

"Floyd County and our brave first responders suffered a tragic loss last night. I want to ask all of Kentucky to join me in praying for this community." Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron posted on social media that he was heartbroken over news of the officers' deaths. "Our law enforcement exhibited unimaginable heroism and sacrifice last night in the face of evil," he said.