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Shively Police chief thanks community for support, pledges continued service in wake of shooting

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Shively Police Chief Kevin Higdon reads a prepared statement to WDRB Friday evening, Jan. 8, 2016. Shively Police Chief Kevin Higdon reads a prepared statement to WDRB Friday evening, Jan. 8, 2016.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In a brief statement read Friday evening, Shively Police chief Kevin Higdon thanked the public for their support and said the officer who was shot earlier in the day in likely to be okay. 

Detective Wes Singleton was shot earlier in the day while serving a "high risk" drug warrant. 

Higdon said Singleton, 31, went through surgery and was in recovery "doing well" Friday evening. 

"This was an unfortunate incident, but we’re happy the detective is likely to be okay," Higdon said. "We would like to thank everyone for their assistance, their calls and their support."

Higdon said one suspect was also shot and taken to University Hospital, but the condition of the suspect was unknown at the time he spoke to WDRB. 

Louisville Metro Police's Public Integrity Unit is handling the investigation and would deal with charges against the suspect, Higdon said. 

Shively Police said the department would defer to LMPD for further information. 

"We will continue to serve this community as we do everyday," Higdon finished. 

Friday night, LMPD said they were unable to release suspect information.

LMPD spokesperson Phil Russell said a woman was arrested on a warrant after the incident, but she has not been charged in connection to the shooting. 

 She has been identified as Loretta Harris, who was arrested for trafficking meth.

LMPD said the investigation is ongoing and Russell said he hoped to have suspect information released Saturday. 

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