Tag: Kentucky State Police

Kentucky Trooper Shot

Man Allegedly Causes Crash with Kentucky State Trooper Then Shoots, Killing the Officer

A suspect who allegedly killed a Kentucky State Police trooper was himself killed after he refused to put down his weapon. On the night of September 13 Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder was in a high speed case when the suspect–25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks–is alleged to have purposely slammed on his brakes. This caused Ponder’s cruiser to crash into Johnson-Shanks’ vehicle, after which Johnson-Shanks opened fire, hitting the trooper with multiple shots.