Divers search pond in murder investigation

State police Master Trooper Norman Chaffins says the Louisville police dive team searched the entire pond Thursday.

Jason Ellis Bardstown Police Department

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say divers found no evidence while searching a pond near where a Bardstown police officer was gunned down.

State police Master Trooper Norman Chaffins says the Louisville police dive team searched the entire pond Thursday.

Trained canines led investigators to the pond a few hundred yards from the highway exit ramp where Bardstown K-9 Officer Jason Ellis was killed in an ambush on May 25.

Ellis was shot after he got out of his cruiser to pick up tree limbs strewn on the ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway near Bardstown.

Chaffins says the search was worth the time and effort because investigators can now eliminate the pond as a possible lead to a suspect.

He says investigators are still interviewing people who were arrested by Ellis.

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