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Cop faces attempted murder charge after ‘firing at deputy who arrived at his house responding to domestic dispute’


AN OFF-DUTY police officer in Kentucky has been busted for allegedly shooting at a county deputy who arrived at his home after a report of a domestic dispute.

Jessie Pollitt, 28, fired at a Fleming County deputy who went to the scene to assist with the domestic issue on Sunday morning, according to WKYT. 

The deputy and others in the area that Pollitt shot at did not sustain any injuries. 

Pollitt, of Maysville, was arrested and faces charges of attempted murder of a police officer, fourth degree assault related to domestic violence, eight counts of wanton endangerment, eight counts of terroristic threatening, and resisting arrest.  

Maysville Police Chief Jared Muse told the TV station that Pollitt is an officer on the city’s police department.

Kentucky State Police from Post 8 in Morehead arrived after Pollitt engaged with the deputy, according to a press release obtained by WSAZ.

State police are continuing to investigate the crime. 

Pollitt is being held at the Mason County Detention Center.

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