Kentucky deputy dies following fight, suspect charged with manslaughter

Deputy Chris Hulsey has died from a medical emergency after getting into a fight with a suspect Saturday night. (Photo: WAVE/Meade County Sheriff's Department)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/WAVE) – The Meade County Sheriff’s office has confirmed a deputy is dead after getting into a fight with a suspect Saturday night.

According to WAVE3 News, Deputy Chris Hulsey got into a physical dispute with a suspect while issuing a search warrant.  It happened around 6:20 p.m. on Greer Road in Payneville, Kentucky.

The Sheriff’s office says Deputy Hulsey suffered a medical issue after the fight. Two detectives on the scene reportedly administered CPR. Hulsey was then taken to Harrison County Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The suspect, identified as 48-year-old Terry Gonterman, is charged with manslaughter, trafficking, assault and possessing drug paraphernalia.

An investigation into the incident is underway.



 
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