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Shooting Investigation in Trigg County

Date of News Release: 08/06/2006

(Trigg County, KY) - KSP Post 1 units responded to a 911 call of a shooting in Trigg County, at 558 Rich Circle, Cadiz, at 1935 hours on 08-05-06. The initial investigation revealed that a domestic dispute involving two family members led to Robert Hamilton (victim) getting into a verbal altercation with John Knight (perpetrator). The altercation, which initially began inside the residence, continued into the front yard, whereby John Knight allegedly shot at Hamilton with a .380 semi-automatic handgun, striking this victim in the neck. The victim was transported to the Trigg County Hospital and later flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN where he remains in critical condition. John Knight was arrested and charged with Assault - 1st Degree and lodged in the Christian County Jail. The investigation is continuing by Det. John Sims and Det. Michelle Kent. State Police were assisted at the scene by the Trigg County Sheriff's Department, the Trigg County EMS, and the Trigg County Rescue Squad

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