Lance Storz, a 49 year old man who lives in Kentucky have been apprehended killing two Kentucky deputies – also six others injured in the shootout while serving a court-issued warrant to the suspect.
Among the injured were five officers and the emergency management director.
A K9 service dog was also killed in the shooting, according to court records.
How Lance Storz, 49, killed 2 police officers in shootout while trying to serve warrant
On Thursday,30th June 2022, officers were attempting to serve the warrant at Storz’s home on Main Street when he opened fire with a rifle, according to the arrest citation.
The incident quickly became an active shooter and hostage situation as the suspect barricaded himself inside the house on Railroad Street in Old Allen with his wife and daughter while shooting at the officers.
“They encountered pure hell when they arrived, they had no chance,” Floyd County Sheriff Joe Hunt said, adding that the deputies had called for backup; a SWAT team and officers from the Prestonsburg Police Department responded.
Two police officers and a police canine were killed in the shootout, while five more police officers, as well as an emergency management officer, were injured, according to an arrest citation seen by Lex 18.
According to an arrest report, 49-year-old Lance Storz was arrested just after 4:45 A.M. Friday and charged with two counts of murder of a police officer and one count of murder.
He is also charged with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer, and one count of Assault, 1st Degree, on a service animal.