According to the Kentucky State Police dispatch at Post #1 and investigators, a trooper was shot overnight in Lyon County, Kentucky.

Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White reports the trooper was killed.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. at mile marker 49 on Interstate 24 in Lyon County, Kentucky.

White says initial reports indicated the trooper was involved in a high-speed chase with shots fired.

Police are searching for a suspect that is considered armed and dangerous.

White reports investigators believe the suspect is near Bluegrass Heights. Police have secured a one mile radius using K9 units and a high number of police officers.

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