The Latest: Deputy undergoes second surgery after shooting

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy has gone into surgery a second time since being shot during a late-night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area.

The fugitive was killed during the shooting.

Scott County officials, on Wednesday identified the critically wounded deputy as 28-year-old Jaime Morales, who has been with the sheriff's office for about two and a half years.

The shooting occurred late Tuesday at a rest area along Interstate 75.

Authorities say the fugitive who was killed during the confrontation was a suspect in a series of bank robberies in Florida.

Kentucky State Police identified the suspect as 57-year-old Edward Reynolds.

The FBI said Wednesday that Reynolds was believed to be a serial bank robber.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida says it had obtained an arrest warrant for Reynolds in connection with a bank robbery in Venice, Florida, this past July.



 
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