Suspect in killing of Ky. police officer still on the loose

Suspect in killing of Ky. police officer still on the loose

Officer Hamilton was a 12-year veteran of the department.

Scotty Hamilton was killed after responding to a call with Kentucky State Police in the Hurricane community around 11:30 p.m., the city said.

Gunshots were fired a short time later within close proximity to the residence. While searching the area, Officer Hamilton and Trooper Martin went in different directions and became separated. Trooper Martin was able to locate Officer Hamilton, who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound.

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

Kentucky State Police are releasing more information on the shooting death of a Pikeville police officer Tuesday night.

EKB News reports here that police say they have made no arrests in the case.

The group said Hamilton is survived by his wife and a 9-month-old daughter.

"Please pray for the community of Pikeville, the local and state police officers involved and the family of the officer who was killed..." he tweeted. If anybody has any information, they have been asked to get in touch with the Kentucky State Police Post #9 at 606-433-7711.