UPDATE: Three arrested in connection to shooting of deputy

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Tyler France

HYDEN, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office, one of their deputies was shot in his right hand while making a traffic stop Saturday morning.

The Barbourville Police Department posted on their Facebook page saying he is being treated at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after being airlifted. The sheriff’s office says a suspect was also taken to the hospital for injuries during the shooting.

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Three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting. The sheriff’s office says one of the three suspects, Tyler France, escaped arrest at the time of the shooting, but was later found and arrested.