IRVINE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky police officer was shot
while on patrol in his cruiser on Friday night, leading to an
eight-hour standoff with the shooter.
Irvine police officer Eddie Asher, 29, was shot while in his
cruiser from a third-floor apartment at the corner of Main Street
and Broadway just before midnight. He was able to take cover behind
A negotiator with the state police special response team
attempted to make contact with the suspect, Junice Mayes, 58.
Police tried twice to force Mayes out of his apartment with gas
grenades before entering the apartment to arrest him just before 8
Asher was treated and released at Marcum-Wallace Hospital.
Mayes was charged with four counts of first-degree wanton
endangerment and criminal attempt to committ murder.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,