Kentucky deputy killed in the line of duty

Kentucky deputy killed in the line of duty
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 5:41 PM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 5:42 PM EDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty Monday.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has identified that deputy as Deputy Caleb Conley.

The sheriff’s office says 35-year-old Deputy Conley leaves behind a wife and small children. They say he had been with the sheriff’s office for four years and was in the Army for eight years before that.

We’re told Deputy Conley was shot during a traffic stop just before 5 p.m. Monday near the 127 mile marker on southbound I-75. Our Georgetown weather camera showed a lot of police activity at the southbound rest stop in the area.

Police say they have apprehended a suspect in connection with the shooting. The Fayette County Detention Center has identified that suspect as Steven Sheangshang.

The investigation is being led by Kentucky State Police.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says a fund has been set up in Dep. Conley’s memory and donations can be made at any Whitaker Bank to “The Deputy Caleb Conley Memorial Fund.” A GoFundMe for the memorial fund has also been created.

A press conference concerning the shooting of a Scott County Sheriff's deputy

This is a developing story.