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Sheriff’s deputy shot, suspect killed after pursuit

One man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy wounded after a traffic stop turned deadly. On Tuesday night, a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Deputy had initiated a traffic stop near Ben Johnson Elementary School, when he was shot by the driver, identified later as James Horton. Horton fled the scene on foot, eventually stealing a pickup truck and continued fleeing. Kentucky State Police was contacted to assist in locating Horton. The stolen vehicle was found in Grayson county shortly after midnight, at which time a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued into Hart county, just north of Bonnieville. Horton exited the vehicle with a firearm, at which time Troopers fired on him. Horton was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. The sheriff’s deputy was flown to University of Louisville with non-life threatening injuries.

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