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Shooting Investigation in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 06/22/2008

(London, KY) - On Sunday June 22, 2008 at 6:19 AM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received a report of a shooting incident at a residence on KY 1651 in the Pine Knot community of McCreary County.

Upon arrival KSP Detective Billy Correll determined that Rusty L. Hayes, age 20, had entered a residence on KY 1651 and began assaulting Charles Murphy, age 19, while Murphy slept.

During the assault Murphy retrieved a handgun and shot at Hayes, striking him two times. Hayes was transported to the Scott County Hospital in Tennessee, by private vehicle, for treatment and was transferred to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

No charges have been filed at this time, pending completion of the investigation.

KSP Detective Billy Correll as the lead investigator and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Craig Reed and the McCreary County Sheriff's Office.

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