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Kentucky Officer Dies After Being Shot Responding to Robbery

November 06, 2015  | 

Richmond, KY, officer Daniel Ellis died Friday from gunshot wounds he suffered while responding to a robbery earlier this week.
Richmond, KY, officer Daniel Ellis died Friday from gunshot wounds he suffered while responding to a robbery earlier this week.

A Richmond, KY, police officer who was shot in the line of duty Wednesday died early Friday at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Officer Daniel Ellis, a seven-year veteran of the force, was pronounced dead shortly before 2 a.m., WAVE TV reports.

Ellis was investigating a report of an armed robbery, which led him to an apartment on Ballard Drive in Richmond. While Ellis and another officer were searching the apartment rented by a man named Gregory Ratliff, another man, Raleigh Sizemore, shot Ellis, critically injuring him, police said. The second officer returned fire and struck Sizemore in the leg and chest.

Sizemore was treated and released from UK Medical Center then was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer and unlawful imprisonment. With Ellis' death, those charges are expected to upgraded.

Ratliff is charged with complicity to commit murder of a police officer.

Ellis is survived by his wife Katie, a 3-year-old son Luke, and his parents.

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Steve L Butts @ 11/7/2015 1:05 PM

Another unwarranted loss; it is a shame that the current President does not reflect support of Law Enforcement of the Military and as such, most departments lack the resources necessary to police communities let alone get good intelligence before responding to these or similar situations. Our most sincere condolences to the Ellis Family.

kevCopAz @ 11/9/2015 2:13 PM

Sad, bless his soul and his family. A note to the publication, please consider telling the race (or showing a photo) of the defendants in police officer involved shooting if known We need to show folks the real facts involved, who shoots who and who is the racist! You will see that minority officers are killed because they are "blue" and that minorities kill police at a must higher rate then do whites. This needs to be known by folks.

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