TFC Billy Gregory
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Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Update: Officer Involved Shooting in Marion County
Date of News Release: 11/14/2012
(Lebanon, KY) –- Preliminary Autopsy results indicate that Marion County Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes died from injuries sustained from two gunshot wounds located in the abdomen and upper torso area. A final autopsy report will be released at a later date.
Original News Release Below:
Officer Involved Shooting in Marion County
Date of News Release: 11/13/2012
(Lebanon, KY) –- The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 2:00 AM EDT this morning (11/13/2012). The incident occurred when Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 KIA. Deputy Rakes was shot during the stop and died at Springview Hospital while in surgery. He was a 6 year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Department and had previously served with the Lebanon Police Department. The suspect, 49-year-old Dewayne Shipp, of McDaniel, KY was later arrested in the limits of Campbellsville on a traffic stop by Kentucky State Police and officers from the Campbellsville Police Department. Shipp was transported to Taylor County Hospital to be treated for a leg injury.
49-year-old Dewayne Shipp has been charged with Murder - Police Officer in the death of 31-year-old Marion County Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes. Shipp is currently being transported to University Hospital in Louisville where he is being treated for a self inflicted gunshot wound. It is unknown when he sustained the wound.
An autopsy will be performed on Deputy Rakes today at the Medical Examiner's office in Louisville.