A Pikeville Police officer is dead after an overnight shooting. According to KSP in Pikeville, the shooting took place around 11:30 PM Tuesday night when Officer Scotty Hamilton was assisting Kentucky State Police with an investigation in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike Co. Officials are not releasing any other details this time. Officer Hamilton had been with the Pikeville Police Dept. Pikeville Mayor Jimmy Carter is asking community members to keep Hamilton’s family in their prayers. KSP investigators are treating this case as a murder investigation. They ask anyone with information to contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 433-7711 or Pikeville Police Dept. at (606) 437-5111. This story will be updated when further information is released.