Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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One Injured in Shooting in Breathitt County
Date of News Release: 08/10/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 08/09/08 at approximately 5:40pm Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call that a shooting had occurred at 4615 Highway 315 in the Sebastian community of Breathitt County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that an altercation between Gary Herald, age unknown, of Sebastian, Ky. and Marcus Gross, age 35, also of Sebastian, Ky. led to Gross shooting Herald. Mr. Herald was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment and Marcus Gross was arrested without incident and lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail charged with Assault 1st Degree. The incident remains under investigation by Det. Clayton Stamper.