A police officer in eastern Kentucky was fatally shot late Tuesday while conducting a murder investigation, WDRB 41 reported.
Scotty Hamilton was a 12-year veteran of the Pikeville Police Department. He was shot and killed while on duty, police said in a press release.
Hamilton is survived by his wife and infant daughter.
Hamilton was reportedly assisting state police during a crime investigation in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike County when the shooting occurred.
Kentucky State Police are conducting a murder investigation. No further details have been released.
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SOURCE: Fox News