Three Kentucky Officers Shot

Authorities release the names of the three police officers and two suspects shot during a standoff in Metcalfe County.

Poilce responded to a home on 1591 Bridgeport Road to serve arrest warrants on 42-year-old James Allen Coomer.

According to KSP when Trooper Andy Olson and Deputy Kevin Thompson arrived, Coomer fled the home armed with a rifle.

Coomer fired at both officers, wounding Trooper Olson and Deputy Thompson fired back.

Coomer was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say a second suspect came out of the residence and fired at Deputy Thompson and Edmonton Police Chief Tony Harris, injuring them.

The officers fired back, also injuring the suspect.

All three officers and the second suspect are recovering from non-life threatening injuries at the University of Louisville Hospital.

The investigation is on-going and criminal charges are pending.

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