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Police: Kentucky officer wounded, suspect killed in shooting

Josh James

Officials say a gunfire exchange between a suspect who died and a police officer who was wounded led to an hourslong standoff at a central Kentucky hotel. Karyn Czar has more on the story.

A statement from Lexington Police says two officers responded late Thursday to a call from the Extended Stay America in Lexington on a report of trespassing and delayed assault. Police say the suspect fired at them when they entered his room and both officers returned fire and backed out. One officer was hit and taken to the hospital. The man refused to leave. Officers gained entry again Friday morning and found the suspect with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.