Suspect in slaying of Kentucky police officer still on the run

Annette Crawford
March 14, 2018

Kentucky State Police are investigating but said they have no suspects.

Officers spoke with the occupants of a vehicle and assessed the area around a nearby residence for possible subjects on foot.

Gunshots were then fired within close proximity to the residence, said police.

A Kentucky police officer has been fatally shot while on duty. Trooper Martin located Officer Hamilton who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound.

Hamilton started following what looked like fresh tracks in the snow - leading to the back of the home.

Officer Scotty Hamilton was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pike County Coroner's Office.

State Police say both spoke to the people in the vehicle then did a search around a nearby home.

Police officers, firefighters and others stood saluting as Hamilton's flag-draped casket was carried into the funeral home.

Kentucky State Police searched Wednesday for a person suspected of shooting and killing a Pikeville policeman Tuesday night as the Eastern Kentucky community mourned the fallen officer.

The murder investigation is being conducted by troopers with Kentucky State Police.

Officer Hamilton had been with the Pikeville department since 2006.

Hamilton is survived by a wife and one child.

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