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POLICE: More than one person involved in Officer Ellis death

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police believe more than one person was involved in the ambush of a Bardstown Police Officer.

On Tuesday, WDRB's Lindsay Allen spoke with investigators about the progress they're making in finding out who is behind the murder of Officer Jason Ellis.

Kentucky State Police tell us they are making progress, since they are narrowing down their list of potential suspects. Every tip and lead is still being thoroughly investigated.

"We've eliminated people by checking on alibis, checking on where they were at the time of the murder," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins. "We have been able to eliminate people, and in any criminal investigation -- especially a murder investigation -- that's extremely important."

Police say Officer Ellis was clearing tree limbs from the road when he was shot multiple times on an off-ramp to the Bluegrass Parkway in the early morning hours of May 25. Investigators think the tree limbs were intentionally placed there as part of a plan to kill Ellis.

KSP is still processing evidence from the scene but what officers do know is that the plan to murder Ellis was too elaborate and too coordinated for just one person to pull off alone.

"It's just based on how it happened, the planning that went behind it, evidence at the scene and other things we've discovered in our investigation, is leaning us in that direction -- that there was more than one person involved," Chaffins said. "We can't say exactly for sure the number of people involved, but we believe it was more than one."

Kentucky State Police have set up a special email address to get more tips on the shooting investigation. They're asking people to send information to EllisCaseEtips@ky.gov. That email is being monitored by the lead investigator and two supervisors assigned to solving the murder.

Officer Ellis will be honored Tuesday night during the Cincinnati Reds game for Police Officer Appreciation Day at the Great American Ball Park. His 8-year-old son will throw out the first pitch.

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