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Death Investigation in Pricey, KY

Date of News Release: 12/12/2005

(Pikeville, KY) - On December 12, 2005 at 1:11 PM Kentucky State Police Post 9- Pikeville received a call needing assistance for two subjects injured in an altercation in the Pricey community of Magoffin County.

When Troopers arrived they found that a male subject had died at the scene as the result of apparent knife wounds and that Tommy Howard had receivd a gunshot wound to his neck.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the male subject came to the residence to confront Howard about a female that was there. The male subject was armed with a handgun and an altercation ensued. During the altercation Howard was shot one time in the neck and the male subject received knife wounds that resulted in his death.

Howard was transported to a local hospital to be treated. The male subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Detective Mike Goble.

*** The deceased male's name will not be released until the family has been notified.***

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