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Suspect in Kentucky Trooper Shooting Killed by Law Enforcement

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September 14, 2015
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Suspect in Kentucky Trooper shooting killed by Law Enforcement

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Suspect in Kentucky Trooper shooting killed by Law Enforcement

Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder[/caption]Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder a 31 year old Navy Veteran who has been with a State Trooper in Kentucky was killed 13 September, 2015 after a chase following a traffic stop. Following the shooting, Kentucky law enforcement conducted a manhunt for the shooter. CNN reported:

The man suspected in the weekend shooting death of a Kentucky state trooper has been shot and killed, law enforcement said Monday.

Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks was hiding about 2 miles from where he shot and killed Trooper Cameron Ponder, according to Trooper Jay Thomas.



Authorities initially announced on Lyons County's official Facebook page that Johnson-Shanks was in custody. They've provided little detail so far on events leading up to his death.

Ponder had tried to pull over Johnson-Shanks on Sunday but Johnson-Shanks took off. Ponder pursued for 9 miles, authorities said, and when both cars stopped on Interstate 24 in western Kentucky, Johnson-Shanks shot multiple times at the trooper. Ponder died late Sunday at a hospital.See the rest of the story at CNN.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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