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Murder Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 07/07/2007

(Mayfield, KY) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning at a residence on KY 293 approximately 5 miles south of Eddyville. A male caller stated that there had been a domestic disturbance at his residence and he had fired a handgun at a vehicle as it left his residence. A male passenger, Charles A. Freeman, age 19, of Eddyville, KY was shot during this altercation and was transported by private vehicle to the Caldwell Co. Hopsital ER, where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 AM from a gunshot wound to his chest.

Arrested in this incident was Timothy W. Smurawa, age 32, of Eddyville, KY. He was charged with Murder and Wanton Endangermant 1st Degree and was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.

The Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office and Eddyville Police Department. The investigation is continuing by Detective Jerry Jones.

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