A prosecutor in Kentucky stated that a prisoner charged with the shooting murders of three police officers during a violent standoff is now responsible for another killing.
Lance Storz, age 50, was discovered dead at the Pike County Correctional Facility, according to the Lexington, Kentucky Herald-Leader.
He had committed suicide by hanging himself, said Turner.
Lance Storz, charged with the murder of three KY police officers, has committed suicide in the Pike County Detention Center. He was found dead this morning after hanging himself in the bathroom area, Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Brent Turner confirms. pic.twitter.com/pFBpqdE4FM
— Anthony Conn (@AnthonyWCHS) February 28, 2023
Tuesday morning at around 6:30 a.m., the detention center reported that a male inmate was unresponsive, according to a press release released by the Pikeville Police Department on Facebook.
Storz was transported to the Pikeville Medical Center, where he was declared dead.
It was a peaceful death compared to the blaze of violence authorities said Storz unleashed last summer, when he shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy, a police department captain, and a police officer with a K-9 partner as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant charging him with domestic violence, according to CNN.
CNN reports that Floyd County Deputy William Petry, Prestonsburg police Capt. Ralph Frasure, and Prestonsburg police Officer Jacob R. Chaffins with his K-9 Drago were killed in the violence on June 30.
According to the Herald-Leader, the incident began when a relative of Storz’s wife called police authorities to check on her wellbeing. When police came, they discovered Storz sleeping and removed his wife and kid from the residence.
The lady said in a lawsuit that Storz sexually abused her and threatened to murder her and their kid after she informed him she was leaving him.
“They encountered pure hell when they arrived,” Hunt said. “They had no chance.”
Frasure and Chaffins were killed by Storz’s gunfire upon their arrival to the scene after the deputies had called for assistance.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“When the deputies put out the call for help, the responding agencies, I guess, just entered the line of fire without even knowing where it was coming from,” Hunt said at the time. “We were there for hours before we even knew where it was coming from.”
Storz was arrested after a four-hour standoff — but the damage had been done. CONTINUE READING…