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Nicholasville Police announce reward for info on shots fired at officer

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The Nicholasville Police Department announced the creation of a $10,000 reward fund for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect on a motorcycle who shot at one of their officers.

Shortly before midnight on June 7, a Nicholasville officer tried to make a traffic stop of a motorcyclist on US 27 near the Fayette County line. Police say the motorcycle rider turned and fired shots at the officer, then sped off into the area in northern Jessamine County known as the "Drag Strip."

"By the time backup could arrive and people could get there we got down into the drag strip area and there were a lot of folks on motorcycles back there," said Sergeant Scott Harvey with Nicholasville Police.

Police say people in the community came together and raised the $10,000 reward.

"It's scary for us, we had an officer shot back in October and was saved by his vest," Harvey said. "Now we're dealing with this again. It's a scary time for us but it's nice to know the community supports us, it's nice to know the community wants this person off the street as bad as we do."

Due to poor lighting, the only description of the suspect is that he was a man on a sports motorcycle.

"Somebody driving by may have seen something, somebody may have known that a friend of theirs was in that area or somebody that they heard of, that's what we're looking for. It may not mean anything to you but it may be that piece to the puzzle we're missing that leads us to an arrest," Harvey said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Nicholasville Police Department at 859-885-9467.

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