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Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder: Kentucky state trooper killed, suspect in custody

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LYON COUNTY, Ky. - (CNN) -- The man suspected in the shooting death of a Kentucky state trooper has been arrested Monday morning. Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks is in custody, according to the official Lyons County, Kentucky, Facebook page.

Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder died late Sunday at a hospital after he was shot along Interstate 24 in western Kentucky. Johnson-Shanks, 25 and from Missouri, fled the scene on foot after firing multiple times at Ponder, authorities said.

The trooper had tried to pull Johnson-Shanks over and he drove away, police said. Ponder pursued for 9 miles before both cars came to a stop and the shooting started.

CNN's Ed Payne contributed to this report.

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