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Lexington police officer killed in the line of duty

A Lexington Police Officer is dead after being hit by an SUV.

Officer Bryan J. Durman, 27, died at the University of Kentucky Hospital around 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

Officer Durman was responding to a complaint of loud music near North Limestone and Alabama Avenue when he was hit.

Investigators say the driver of the Ford Expedition that hit Durman left the scene.

Police later found that SUV outside an apartment building on Northland Drive, off North Broadway, in Lexington. After a standoff, members of the Lexington Police's Emergency Response Unit went in and arrested 33-year-old Glenn Doneghy.

Tear gas was fired into the apartment.

Doneghy is charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident, five counts of assault, and multiple counts of drug possession. He was also wanted on two bench warrants

Officer Durman joined the Lexington Police force in December 2007. Durman lived in Nicholasville. He was a husband and father.

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