A Clay County Sheriff’s Office detective was shot and killed Thursday during an investigation into a methamphetamine lab, reports the Clay Today newspaper.
Detective David White, 35, was fatally injured when he and a second detective confronted a suspect at a home at about 6:25 p.m.
White was a nine-year veteran of the department and a married father of two young children.
The second detective was also injured. Detective Matthew Hanlin was shot in the left arm and was in surgery late Thursday night, Clay Today reports.
White and Hanlin were part of a nine-man team that was trying to determine if a meth lab was being operated inside the home, the paper reports. The detectives encountered an adult male suspect who almost immediately began firing shots and fled to the rear of the home, where he was shot and killed by another member of the team.