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One Injured in Shooting Incident in Perry County

Date of News Release: 08/05/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 08/05/08 at approximately 3:40pm Kentucky State Police received a call from Perry County 911 Dispatch that a shooting had occurred at Joe's Alternator and Starter Repair in Hazard KY.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Jerry Jent, age 32, of Vicco, KY and Nelson Scott Martin, age 37, of Happy KY had been involved in an altercation resulting in Jerry Jent shooting Nelson Scott Martin.

The perpetrator then left the scene and was apprehended a short time later on KY 80 without incident. Mr. Jent has been lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail and charged with Assault 1st Degree. Mr. Martin was transported to the Hazard ARH for his injury and listed in serious condition. The investigation is continuing by Det. Gary Sandlin.

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