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Officer shot, killed by man allegedly impersonating officer in Kentucky

Suspect dead
Posted: 7:24 PM, Mar 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-30 06:34:49-04
Officer shot, killed by man allegedly impersonating officer in Kentucky

The man suspected in the shooting death of a Hopkinsville police officer has been shot and killed by police.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says they were involved in the shooting of James Decoursey near the Cracker Barrel in Clarksville.

Shortly after Decoursey initiated the fake traffic stop, he allegedly shot and killed the officer.

No other sheriff's deputies were hurt

Officials said Decoursey fled the scene and stole a white Chevrolet pickup truck after shooting and killing officer Phillip Meachem on Thursday. Police asked anyone who may see him or the truck to not approach him but immediately call 911.

Decoursey had an extensive criminal history, including several felony charges.