Police chase ends with 2 people fatally shot

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FLATWOODS, Ky. (AP) -- UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have identified two men who were fatally shot after a police chase.

Police say 27-year-old Kiser L. Sturgell of Jackson, Ohio, and 23-year-old Ashley Jenkins of Lucasville, Ohio, were pronounced dead at the scene Thursday night in Greenup County. No officers were injured.

Police said in a news release that Ohio law enforcement authorities had contacted officials in Greenup County with information on an attempt to locate Sturgell and Jenkins, and said Sturgell had active arrest warrants and had fled from authorities.

Local officers pursued the vehicle and approached after the chase ended. State police said officers from several local departments were presented with a threat and responded by firing into the vehicle. The release said a rifle was found in Sturgell's possession.

The names of the officers haven't been released.
Officials say a police chase in eastern Kentucky ended with two people being fatally shot.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Murriell told news outlets that several law enforcement agencies were chasing the vehicle Thursday night in Greenup County. Murriell says the chase ended at an intersection in Flatwoods and shots were fired. He says both people in the vehicle were killed. No officers were hurt.

He declined to immediately release further information about what led to the chase and shooting.

Area resident Melanie Kersey told WSAZ-TV that she saw a car go through a neighbor's yard to try to go around a roadblock and shortly afterward heard several gunshots.

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