Lance Storz | USA: 3 Police Officers Killed in Kentucky by Suspect With Rifle | WORLD

Three police officers were killed and five were injured in eastern Kentucky, USAwhen a man with a rifle opened fire on officers trying to enforce a warrant, authorities said.

Police arrested Lance Storz49, Thursday night after an hour-long standoff at a home in Allena small town in the hills of the Apalaches.

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An emergency management officer was also injured and a police dog diedaccording to the arrest citation.

Officers responding to the complaint were met with “pure hell” when they arrived at the scene, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told reporters Friday afternoon.

“They didn’t have a chance” held.

Hunt said four officers initially responded, then they called for backup when they were shot. The bailiff stated that Storz surrendered after negotiations that included members of his family. Hunt had told local media that the officers were carrying out a court order issued Thursday night related to a situation of domestic violence.

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

Storz was arraigned Friday morning by a judge in Pike County.. He pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder of a police officer and was Jailed on $10 million bail. One of the charges was originally attempted murder of a police officer, but a judge said at the hearing that it was elevated to murder. He also faces another charge of attempted murder and assault on a service animal.

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Few details were available on Friday. State police had said in a brief statement that they were investigating an officer-involved shooting.

“This is a difficult morning for our community”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 everything Kentucky Please join me in praying for this community.”

The attorney general of KentuckyDaniel Cameron posted on social media that he was heartbroken by the news of the officers’ deaths.

“Our law enforcement displayed unimaginable heroism and sacrifice last night in the face of evil,” he said.

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