Prosecutors charge Marshfield man in deadly shooting, shootout with police

 Webster County Sheriffs Dept.
Webster County Sheriffs Dept. (KY3)
Published: Nov. 21, 2017 at 7:26 AM CST
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Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Marshfield that turned up a second crime scene.

Daniel James Hand, 37, faces several charges including first degree murder and first degree assault on two law enforcement officers. He is jailed on a 1-million dollars bond.

The police chief says around 2:30 Tuesday morning, a Webster County deputy heard gunfire in the 200 block of north Mill, near the square. The police chief says the deputy headed over to check it out, and called a city police officer to assist, since the home is inside city limits. When the two arrived at the house, they saw a man standing outside. The man fired several shots at both officers, they returned fire and hit him one time in the leg.

That man, identified at Daniel Hand, then ran into the house and barricaded himself inside for about two hours.

After police talked him out, officers say they found another man shot dead and a woman, the suspected shooter's wife, in nearby bushes with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police say they believe the motive is that the wife was cheating on Mr. Hand, and he came over and killed her new boyfriend.

The deceased has been identified as Danny Lee Marler,

Junior, 47, of Marshfield.