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Shooting Incident in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 01/15/2008

(London, KY) - On Monday 01-14-2008 at approximately 3:27 PM the Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting incident at a residence on Kidd Cemetery Road in the community of Pine Knot.

Upon arrival KSP Detective Billy Correll determined that Michael Stephens, 66, of Kidd Cemetery Road in Pine Knot, had shot the victim, Ronald Ross, 52, of Sterns, one time in the right shoulder. Ross, who received a non-life threatening injury, was transported by the McCreary County EMS to the Scott County Hospital in Tennessee for treatment.

Stephens was arrested at his home without incident and lodged in the McCreary County Jail on the charge of Assault 1ST Degree.

Detective Correll is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by KSP Trooper Craig Reed. Other agencies assisting include the McCreary County Sheriff's Department, the McCreary County EMS and McCreary County Constable David Kilby.

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