Hickman Mayor Fatally Shot

Jan 23, 2012

The mayor of Hickman, in Fulton County, in far Western Kentucky, has been shot and killed at his home, the Hickman police chief said early Monday.  Police chief Tony Grogan said Mayor Charles Murphy was shot and killed at his home. A suspect identified by police as Tommy Lattus, 30, gave himself up at the police station after the shooting.

Grogan did not give a motive, according to WPSD-TV in Paducah.

Murphy was in his second term as Hickman mayor. The shooting reportedly occurred about 1 a.m. CST Monday.