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Shooting Investigation on Hopper Creek Road in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 11/01/2008

(London, KY) - On Friday October 31, 2008 at 7:52 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Laurel County 911 Center of a possible shooting incident at a residence on Hopper Creek Road in southern Laurel County.

Upon arrival Kentucky State Police Detective Millard Root determined that the victim, Michael D. Sasser, 47, of Laurel County had suffered a gunshot wound.

Sasser was transported to the Saint Joseph Hospital of London and later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment.

Details of the cause of the incident are limited at this time and the investigation continues.

Detective Root is the lead investigator into the incident and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, the London Police Department and the Laurel County EMS.

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