Wayne County Deputy shot while serving warrant, standoff lasts for hours

A Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot while serving a warrant yesterday afternoon, creating an hours-long standoff with law enforcement.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon on Carters Dock Road near the Wayne County/Clinton County line.

According to various social media posts, the deputy was identified as Cody Neal.

Neal was transported to the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, where he was later released.

The Wayne County Coroner’s Office was called out at around 9:45 CT and pronounced the suspect deceased. Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the officer-involved shooting. The identity of the suspect has not yet been released.

We’ll provide more details as they are made available.

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