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Murder Investigation in Greenup County, KY

Date of News Release: 12/20/2004

(Ashland, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating the death of a Flatwoods resident after police responded to a residence on Bug Barn road off Ky 207 just outside the city limits of Flatwoods, Ky early this evening.

Ricky Rice and two other males, including one male juvenile, were at Rice's residence this evening. Through investigation, KSP detectives determined Rice was fatally shot one time by the suspect. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Greenup County Coronor and the 15 year old male juvenile was taken into custody and charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

An autopsy is scheduled for next date at the State Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort, Ky. The male juvenile was lodged in the Boyd County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation is continuing by lead detective Rob Garnes.

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