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Suspect in Kentucky death shot by police outside high school

Attorney General Andy Beshear tweeted on Thursday, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the @HopkinsvillePD officer who was shot and killed this evening". Decoursey was shot and died from his injuries.

A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty police officer in a small Kentucky city has been killed by law enforcement officials in Tennessee. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old James K. Decoursey.

"Obviously nobody ever wants this situation to happen, and it's unfortunate that it happened in a school parking lot, but because there's great cooperation between all three police departments that were involved", Gregory added.

According to Kentucky State Police, numerous federal, state and local agencies are assisting in a searching for suspect James Decoursey.

Police then received a call that a man matching DeCoursey's description was asking for a cigarette at a hotel.

Authorities say Decoursey should be considered armed and unsafe. Officers from Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals met in the area and located the vehicle.

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HPD Officer Phillip Meacham, 38 of Hopkinsville leaves behind a wife and a child, KSP reported.

Police say the officer attempted to make a traffic stop early Sunday, leading to a pursuit.

"I know the name from when I was an officer on the street", Sumner told reporters.

Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks said Thursday that Meacham was a lifelong resident of Christian County, in southwestern Kentucky.

Gov. Matt Bevin announced the officer's death on Twitter.

In Frankfort, the state capital, lawmakers in the House stood for a moment of silence after Rep.

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