MARION COUNTY, KY (11/15/12) – The Kentucky State Police have been investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 2:00 AM EDT on Tuesday of this week.
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.
Shipp has been charged with Murder - Police Officer in the death of Deputy Sheriff Rakes. Shipp was 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 was performed on Deputy Rakes at the Medical Examiner's office in Louisville. Preliminary Autopsy results indicate that 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.
Information provided by Kentucky State Police
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