Update: Marion County Deputy Killed In Line Of Duty

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson

Contributor: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 11/14/2012 10:39 pm
New details were released in the shooting of a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy early Wednesday morning.

The suspect's name is Dewayne Shipp, and the story begins in Breckinridge County. 

The Sheriff's office there says Shipp's mom called and reported her son stole her car, had a loaded gun, and was on his way to his ex-wife's house in Lincoln County.  Marion County was on the way. 

Kentucky State Police say Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes stopped to check on a car in the middle of US-68 at 2 AM Wednesday in Lebanon.  Rake's last radio transmission reported shots fired.

"When officers arrived, the vehicle was gone that he was checking on and Officer Rakes was there and obviously had been wounded," said Billy Gregory, KSP Post 15. 

Troopers Caught 49-year-old Dewayne Shipp in Campbellsville.  State Police say Shipp shot himself in the leg at some point.  They're not sure when.  He's now at the University of Louisville hospital.  He's already been charged with murder. 

Police say when Shipp gets out of the hospital, he will go to the Marion County jail. 

"It brings home to us as a police officer that it could've been me, or it could happen tomorrow when I leave and go to work," said Todd Shaw, Supporting heroes. 

"I think it's just a grim reminder that what we do should never be considered routine," said Gregory. 

While the police investigate, Lebanon mourns. 

"I was shocked at first, because I couldn't believe it happened.  When I told my girls they both started crying.  They were really upset," said Renee Miles from Lebanon. 

Rakes was a six-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Department and the 31-year-old had previously worked for the Lebanon Police Department.  He leaves behind two sisters. 
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