City officer stabbed, assailant shot and killed
(Hendersonville Times-News) A Hendersonville police sergeant was stabbed Sunday while responding to a sexual assault call on Third Avenue, followed by an officer-involved shooting in which the assailant was shot and killed. Sgt. Kenny Hipps and K-9 Officer Jennifer Drake were responding to a report of a sexual assault at 146 Third Avenue between 4 and 5 p.m. when they “engaged the suspect,” said Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake. King was shot by Drake, Blake said, although the State Bureau of Investigation is still looking into the incident. As is usual with all officer-involved shootings, the SBI took over the crime scene a block from the Historic Courthouse.
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