Jason Ellis Bardstown Police Department
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - A task force investigating a possible link between a shooting death along an interstate in Pennsylvania and the murder of Bardstown Police Officer, Jason Ellis says the two crimes are not related.
Officer Ellis was shot to death in what was described as an ambush. Police say he was exiting his police vehicle on an exit ramp along the Bluegrass Parkway at the time.
Trooper Jeff Gregory says they had no reason to think the two murders were connected, but did investigate because every lead is worth following.
"Whenever you have an investigation of the magnitude of the one in Pennsylvania and the one we've been working on for several months down here in Kentucky, you don't want to leave any stone unturned," explains Trooper Gregory.
In Pennsylvania a mall dialed 911 to reporting that someone was tailgating him. He later called back to say that driver was shooting at him.
Police say they found the caller dead, due to multiple gunshot wounds.
Police believe the same suspect may have also shot at another driver only thirty miles away, just hours earlier.