Bell County man accused of trying to kill police officers

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FOURMILE, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is in jail accused of firing shots at officers in Bell County.

Buford Warren, 51, was arrested early Monday morning at a home on Lawson Turkey Creek Road.

According to Kentucky State Police, deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Office and officers with Pineville Police went to Warren's home to conduct a search warrant.

State Police said the deputies knocked on the door of the home and announced their presence.Troopers said a deputy saw Warren peak out a window. According to police, a single shot from a 12-gauge shotgun was fired from inside the house moments later. Troopers said a Bell County Deputy returned fire and Warren surrendered.

Neither the officers nor Warren were injured in the shooting. One officer suffered minor injuries from a shattered window. He was treated at Pineville Community Hospital and released.

Troopers said Warren has multiple video cameras set up on his front porch. All five deputies who responded to the home were wearing uniforms and were clearly identifiable as being with law enforcement.

"It's very scary and dangerous to know this individual knew there were police officers on his porch, they announced numerous times that they was there and for him to be able to open a window and look at them and to then shut that window and fire at them, it's just not acceptable," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs.

Warren is charged with attempt to murder a police officer, assault of a police officer, and wanton endangerment of a police officer. He is in custody at the Bell County Detention Center.