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Sheriff: deputy shooting after chase justified

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - The Scott County sheriff says he believes the fatal shooting of a suspect by one of his deputies was justified.

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton says the name of the deputy would be released this week.

Ronald M. Davis of Berea was killed by a deputy sheriff on Saturday after leading police on a two-county chase along Interstate 75. Police say Davis' vehicle was linked to a shooting at a service station, and when he was stopped, Davis pointed a handgun at officers.

Hampton told The Lexington Herald-Leader he would meet Monday with Kentucky State Police as part of the shooting investigation.

A woman injured in the service station shooting was in serious condition over the weekend at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.


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