TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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KSP Investigating A Shooting in Adair County, KY
Date of News Release: 12/29/2005
(Columbia, KY) - One Adair County man is in jail, and another is in a Lexington Hospital after a shooting on KY Hwy 768, approximately six miles south of Columbia.
Kentucky State Troopers and Adair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the residence shortly after 4:00 P.M., after receiving a report of a shooting.
Following an investigation, Fifty-seven year-old, Odell Tabor was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering with physical evidence. Tabor was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.
The victim, fifty year-old, Donnie Wheeler was shot once with a handgun, while inside Tabor's residence. Wheeler was taken to Westlake Hospital by private vehicle and later transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital.
The investigation is continuing by Trooper Toby Young.