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Suspect in Shooting of Ky. Cop Arrested



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    Prestonsburg Police Officer Adam Dixon was shot in the chest overnight.

    A suspect believed to have shot a Kentucky officer in the chest before barricading himself in a home was taken into custody after a standoff Wednesday morning, police said.

    The gunman — later identified as Robert Powers, 28, of Auxier — led police on a car chase then on a foot pursuit, according to NBC affiliate WLEX in Lexington.

    One officer deployed his Taser, but was unable to subdue the suspect, Prestonsburg police said.

    Powers then took out a firearm and allegedly shot at police, hitting Officer Adam Dixon in the chest. Officers returned fire, but the gunman was able to barricade himself inside a home, WLEX reported. He was arrested after a five-hour standoff and hospitalized for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

    Dixon remains in stable condition in the hospital, his mother told the station.