Breathitt County Shooting

Jun 25, 2012

State police continue to investigate a fatal shooting incident in Breathitt county which injured six people including three police officers.  Kentucky State Trooper Paul Blanton says the shooting began at a residence in Jackson Sunday..  “The initial complaint that troopers were responding to was that two people has been shot as they drove by a residence," said Blanton.

  Blanton says he’s not sure if the shots were being fire in a random nature.   A responding state trooper and two deputies were also shot.  The gunman was injured by a return of gunfire and later died.  Blanton says the investigation should determine who fired the fatal shot.