Police Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was found dead on an exit ramp in north central Kentucky early Saturday morning, the Courier-Journal daily reported on Sunday.
According to the Kentucky State Police, Ellis was fatally shot when he had stopped to remove debris deliberately placed on the roadway.
Kentucky State Police spokesperson, Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said at a press conference, “Someone planned this, and someone planned to shoot someone at that spot and at that time.”
The 33-year-old was found lying outside his police cruiser after the police received a call about an accident involving a Bardstown police officer on the ramp.
The emergency lights of Ellis’s vehicle were still on and when a trooper arrived at the scene he “quickly noticed that this was no traffic accident,” Chaffins said.
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