Floyd County shooter now in custody, threat is over

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 23:46:29-04

FLOYD COUNTY, ky. (LEX 18) — Reports say the active shooter and barricade situation in Floyd County has ended.

Kentucky State Trooper Matt Gayheart said that KSP Post 9 in Pikeville responded to a call just after 6:30 p.m. for an officer assist shots fired complaint, the situation then turned into an active shooter.

The shooter is now in custody and there is no threat to the public's safety.

WMDJ FM 100.1, reports the two hostages- the shooter's wife and daughter, are safe.

Mountain Top News reports that deputies went to a home on Railroad Street to serve papers earlier Thursday evening, and as soon as officers approached the house, they came under fire.

The man then barricaded himself inside the house and traded shots with officers. Several officers were reported injured and sent to the local hospital.

It is not confirmed how many people were shot or the severity of their injuries.

***ORIGINAL STORY posted at 8:27 p.m.***

According to WMDJ FM 100.1, there is an active shooter incident in Floyd County.

The station reports that the Kentucky State Police and Floyd County Sheriff's Department are on an active shooting scene in the city of Allen. The incident reportedly started around 4 p.m. as a domestic dispute.

WMDJ has confirmed that one person has been shot and that it has become a barricade situation.

ATF Louisville confirmed that Ashland and London Offices have responded to the shooting and armed barricade scene in Floyd County as well.

Ralph Davis with Mountain Top News shared that there are a number of state police and ambulance near the New Allen stoplight.

Credit: Mountain Top News

KY Route 1428 between Citizens Bank of KY and Allen curve is currently closed. The incident is reportedly on Main Street.

Multiple law enforcement offices share posts of support and prayer for officers on the scene in Floyd County.

Hodgenville Police Department wrote, "Reports out of Floyd County KY say multiple law enforcement officers have been shot and the scene is still active. Please pray for our brothers tonight as they will surely need them."

Magoffin County Sheriff's Departmentshared, "Our hearts are heavy tonight.

We would like to ask that you please pray for our fellow law enforcement officers and first responders who are dealing with the critical situation in Allen.

Each day when an officer goes out, he never knows if he is going to make it back home. These are special people with a desire to put others lives ahead of their own. Please lift them up…they need you right now!"

And Louisa Police shared an image with "Prayers for Floyd County Officers + EMS."

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LEX 18 will continue to update this story as more information comes in.