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Shooting Incident in Thornton Community of Letcher County

Date of News Release: 03/20/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 03/20/07 at approximately 03:34 hrs Kentucky State Police Post in Hazard received a call from Tabitha Lucas that someone was attempting to break into their house in the Thornton Community of Letcher County. The State Police then received a second call of a shooting at the same residence.

Troopers arrived at James and Tabitha Lucas's residence and found two males, Johnny Honeycutt age 51 and Randall Sturgill age 42 both with gunshot wounds. Honeycutt and Sturgill both were transported by ambulance to the Whitesburg ARH for treatment. No arrest has been made at this time and the investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs.

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