KSP: Man wanted for shooting Hopkinsville officer, "no longer a threat"

KSP: Man wanted for shooting Hopkinsville officer,

During the encounter, DeCoursey was shot and died from his injuries.

It was unclear how police had confirmed the gunman was impersonating a police officer, or how the suspect had gotten Meacham to pull over.

Hopkinsville is about 73 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.

Kentucky State police say 38-year-old Hopkinsville officer Phillip Meacham was shot Thursday afternoon.

He had worked at the Christian County Sheriff's Department for about 12 years before that.

An off-duty policeman in a small Kentucky town has been shot and killed by a suspect who may have been pretending to be a law enforcement officer.

Gregory says police found the body of 46-year-old Ruth Marie Kilgus, then learned Jesse Kilgus planned to pick up his child from school and confronted him there.

Former Expos great Rusty Staub dead at 73
One of the best contact hitters of his time, Staub struck out just 888 times in 9,720 at-bats and drew 1,255 walks. Staub was drafted by the Houston Colt.45's as a 17-year-old in 1961, and he played the 1962 season with the Bulls.

It is possible that Decoursey has changed vehicles since the incident. Tennessee Highway Patrol is piloting a helicopter. Meacham was not on duty at the time.

Area agencies posted condolences on social media sites tonight regarding the fallen officer.

State police said in a news release the off-duty Hopkinsville officer was shot at about 5:10 p.m. CDT Thursday and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The suspect was identified to Fox News as James Decoursey by Christian County Emergency Management officials.

Decoursey is believed to be on the run in a stolen vehicle.

According to Kentucky State Police, numerous federal, state and local agencies are assisting in a searching for suspect James Decoursey.

People may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores. "Thank God for the #ThinBlueLine", Bevin tweeted.

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