This Kentucky State Trooper is dead this morning because of a cold blooded killer. When will the media make Obama and his administration answer to the war that he and Eric Holder started on our law enforcement?
Please pray for the family, friends and colleagues of Trooper James Cameron Ponder.
***UPDATE: THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED AFTER REFUSING TO SURRENDER.
ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT LIVE IN LYON COUNTY, KY:
Kentucky State Police report a manhunt is underway in Lyon County after a trooper was shot and killed overnight.
The victim is identified as Trooper Cameron Ponder, 31. He died of his injuries at a local hospital.
Searching for a suspect:
KSP reports investigators are searching for Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, of Missouri.
He is described as a black male approximately 5’5”, 140 pounds, brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.
Kentucky State Police report Trooper Ponder was conducting a traffic stop on I-24 near mile marker 58 around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday.
After talking with the trooper, the Johnson-Shanks then drove away.
A chase ended with the suspect stooping abruptly near mile marker 49, causing the Ponder to run into the rear of the suspect’s vehicle.
KSP reports that is when the suspect allegedly fired shots at the police cruiser, striking the hood, windshield and Trooper Ponder multiple times.
The suspect abandoned his vehicle on the median and ran away. He 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.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports KSP has some individuals detained. However, one person had fled the scene.
If you live in the area, you are asked to keep all doors and windows locked and call 911 for any suspicious behavior.
KSP identifies Trooper Cameron Ponder as the victim in this incident.
The 31 year old is originally from Rineyville, Kentucky.
He is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Ponder recently graduated from the KSP Training Academy, and started working for Kentucky State Police in January.
Ponder was stationed at Post 1 in Mayfield and was assigned to the Trigg County area.
He had plans to move closer to home with in the next year.
“Pray for our guys that are out here,” White asked.