LEBANON, KY (WAVE) - A Marion County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while making a traffic stop and Kentucky State Police say they have caught the suspected gunman.
Investigators say around 2 a.m. Marion County Deputy Carl Anthony Rakes came up behind a 2007 Kia that was stopped on US 68. State police said while Rakes was walking to the car the driver opened fire.
Although wounded, Trooper Billy Gregory, a spokesperson for the KSP Columbia post, said Rakes was able to contact dispatchers and let them know what happened. By the time help arrived, Gregory said the Kia had left the scene.
Rakes, 31, was taken to Springview Hospital in Lebanon, where died during surgery.
Troopers caught up with the driver, Dewayne Shipp, 49, of McDaniel, Kentucky, and arrested him in Campbellsville. Shipp had a gunshot wound to his leg, a wound KSP said was self-inflicted.
After initial treatment in Taylor County, Shipp was being to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment. He has been charged with one count of murder of a police officer.
Deputy Rakes was a six year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Department and had previously served with the Lebanon Police Department.
His body was brought to the State Medicial Examiner's office in Louisville where an autopsy was performed. A procession is now underway to take Deputy Rakes to the Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
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