James Horton Killed by Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police

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James Horton was allegedly involved in a traffic stop that led to a Breckinridge County deputy being shot. Kentucky State Police eventually caught up to Horton, who allegedly fired multiple shots at officers. The chase continued, and eventually Horton left with the truck allegedly armed with a gun, and a Kentucky State trooper fired, killing Horton.

Agency: Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police

Motive: Traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: James Horton

Death Date: November 17, 2020

County: Hart

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Other

Washington Post Database ID: 6322

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