UPDATE: Knox County deputy shot, suspect killed

By: Matthew Rand, Angela Sparkman Email
By: Matthew Rand, Angela Sparkman Email
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GRAY, Ky. (WYMT) - 6:00pm Update:

A Knox County Sheriff's Deputy continues to recover following a shootout in Knox County.

Kentucky State Police say the deputy was called to the home on Orleans Court in Gray around midnight for a domestic dispute. They say a man at the home, Jeffery Frump, fired a shot hitting the deputy in the leg. Deputy Brian Hensley then returned fire killing Frump.

WYMT talked to several witnesses including Frump's girlfriend who also lived in the home.

Bullet holes cover Hazel Hibbard's front door and wall, but she says the trouble started before the gunfire at midnight.

"He looked at me and said somebody's going to die tonight and it's not going to be me," Hibbard said. She says those words came from her boyfriend of ten years, Jeffery Frump.

Hibbard says Frump then locked her out of the home so she called for help and Deputy Brian Hensley arrived.

"The officer told me to walk across the street, so I walked across the street and before I even got to the front step, the firing shots, they started shooting," Hibbard said.

Her next door neighbor saw it.

"When the police officer went to kick the door, that's when he started shooting. I watched that cop get shot in the leg and jump off the porch. It was pretty crazy," said Ryan Swearengin.

Witnesses say Deputy Hensley landed on a bush in front of the home and yelled for help. Frump's girlfriend called 911 for him.

"He hollered at me. He said call 911 cause there's an officer down, I've been hit. He was screaming and the next thing I know, it got real quiet," said Hibbard.

State police say Deputy Hensley then shot and killed Frump.

"It happened really fast but it was like it went slow motion, really each fire of the guns, it was pretty crazy," said Swearengin.

Hibbard says she does not know what led to Frump's violence.

"I feel sorry for the cop that got shot. I do, I apologize, but I had to have somebody here to help me," said Hibbard.

Officials say Deputy Hensley was released from UK Hospital on Tuesday morning.

KSP detectives are still investigating what led to the shooting.

Frump's body went to Frankfort for an autopsy as part of the investigation.

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4:00pm Update:

Witnesses say a man fired first and shot a Knox County Sheriff's Deputy, then the deputy fired back, killing the man.
It happened at a home in Gray on Orleans Court.

State police say the suspect, 44-year-old Jeffery Frump, shot Deputy Brian Hensley in the leg and Hensley then killed Frump.

State police say Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a domestic violence complaint at the home shortly before midnight.

"I watched it all. It was crazy," said Ryan Swearengin who lives next door.

Several neighbors witnessed the shooting. The next door neighbors say Jeffery Frump would not let his girlfriend in the home. Swearengin says when Deputy Hensley knocked on the door, Frump fired shots, hitting Hensley in the leg.

"I watched that cop get shot in the leg and jump off the porch. It was pretty crazy," said Swearengin.

State police say then Deputy Hensley shot and killed Frump.

Frump's girlfriend who originally called for help also witnessed the shooting.

"I didn't want to see nobody get hurt because they're out to help me," said Hazel Hibbard, Frump's girlfriend.

Hibbard says she does not know what led to the violence.

"He was a nice man. He was the nicest you could ever be around. I hadn't seen him like that before," said Hibbard.

State police are still investigating what led to the shooting.

Deputy Hensley went to UK Hospital in Lexington. Officials say he was released Tuesday morning.

Frump's body went to the Medical Examiner's office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

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7:45am Update:

Officials tell us Deputy Hensley is out of the hospital and on his way home to recover. We are told he was shot in the leg, but doctors say it would have been too dangerous for surgery.

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4:15am Update:

We are learning more about what led to a shooting that left a Knox County deputy injured.

Police tell us Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a domestic disturbance on Orleans Court just before midnight.

We're told when Hensley got to the door, he heard a gunshot from inside. Officers say the deputy entered the home and the suspect, 44 year old Jeffery Frump fired, hitting Hensley.

Troopers tell us the deputy fell back on to the porch after being shot and Frump came at him to fire again.

We're told Hensley then shot Frump, killing him.

Hensley was taken to UK Hospital for his injuries. Still no word on his condition.

We will continue to follow this story and update you as more information becomes available.

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Original story:

We are following breaking news out of Knox County.

Police tell us a deputy was shot just before midnight in the Gray Community.

We have a crew on the scene and we will have the latest starting on Mountain News This Morning.


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