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Floyd County Attorney: "Substantially more charges" coming for gunman who killed and wounded police officers

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The investigation continues into the shooting in Floyd County that left two police officers dead and multiple wounded. Alleged gunman 49-year-old Lance Storz of Allen, Kentucky appeared in court earlier today. His preliminary hearing has been set for July 11th and his bond has been set at 10-million-dollars.

Floyd County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a residence late Thursday night to investigate a domestic dispute when the man opened fire. Shortly after the court appearance today, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt addressed reporters and had brief words to describe the shooter.

“He was a sheer terrorist, I mean he was just a terrorist with a mission, and he was out to succeed with that,” Hunt said.

County Attorney Keith Bartley told reporters Storz will face many more charges.

“Yeah, there will be substantially more charges. The charges from last night were in the middle of a war zone basically and were done serving information that was not definitive at that time,” Bartley explained.

Storz Is in police custody and is currently looking at two counts of murder of a police officer and multiple accounts of attempted murder. He's also charged with assault on a service animal as he’s accused of killing a police K-9 on scene.

Stan Ingold is WEKU's News Director. He has worked in public broadcasting for 18 years, starting at Morehead State Public Radio before spending the past 10 years at Alabama Public Radio. Stan has been honored with numerous journalism awards for his public radio reporting.
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