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Deputy recovering from shooting incident

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The Deputy involved in a shooting in Georgetown, has gone into surgery a second time since being shot.

During a late night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area. Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton identified the critically wounded deputy as 28-year-old Jaime Morales, who has been with the Sheriff's office for about two and a half years. 

The shooting occurred late Tuesday, at a rest area along interstate 75. Authorities say the fugitive who was killed during the confrontation, was a suspect in a series of bank robberies in Florida. 

Kentucky State Police identified the suspect, as 57 year old Edward Reynolds. The FBI said Wednesday that Reynolds was believed to be a serial bank robber. 

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida says It had obtained an arrest warrant, for Reynolds, in connection with a bank robbery in Venice, Florida, this past July.

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