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Campbellsville Police officers have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy early Wednesday morning during a traffic stop.
According to a Kentucky State Police news release, troopers are investigating the shooting, which occurred when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes, 31, stopped a 2007 Kia at 2 p.m. The report states that Rakes was shot during the stop and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A six-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Rakes died while in surgery at Spring View Hospital. He had previously served with the Lebanon Police Department.
The suspect in the shooting, Dewayne Shipp, 49, of McDaniels, Ky., was arrested in the Campbellsville city limits and charged with murder of a police officer. KSP troopers and Campbellsville Police officers made the arrest. If convicted, Shipp faces as much as life in prison.
After being arrested, Shipp was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital, where he was treated for a leg injury.
At press time, Shipp was being transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the KSP, it is unknown when Shipp shot himself.
An autopsy of Rakes’ body was to be performed Wednesday at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville. Preliminary results revealed he died from gunshot wounds to the abdomen and upper torso area. A final report will be released at a later date.