A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy has gone into surgery a second time since being shot during a late-night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area. The fugitive was killed during the shooting.
Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton on Wednesday identified the critically wounded deputy as 28-year-old Jaime Morales, who has been with the sheriff’s office for about two and a half years. The shooting occurred late Tuesday at a rest area along Interstate 75.
Authorities say the fugitive who was killed during the confrontation was a suspect in a series of bank robberies in Florida. Kentucky State Police identified the suspect as 57-year-old Edward Reynolds.
The FBI said Wednesday that Reynolds was believed to be a serial bank robber. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says it had obtained an arrest warrant for Reynolds in connection with a bank robbery in Venice, Florida, this past July.