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Shooting Incident & Meth Lab Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 01/01/2009

(London, KY) - On Thursday, January 01, 2009, at approximately 11:59 AM EDT Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a shooting incident at a residence on KY 1023 in the Lily community of Laurel County.

Upon arrival KSP Detective Millard Root determined that Edgar A. Bowling, 28, of Cannon, KY had been accidentally shot when a handgun fell from his pocket and discharged as it struck the ground.

Mr. Bowling, which was struck by the bullet, was taken to Saint Joseph of London for treatment of his wound.

No charges are expected in the shooting incident.

During the investigation into the shooting incident a Methamphetamine Lab was discovered at the scene.

Detective Root charged Rodney Bishop, 38, of London, KY with Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1ST Degree.

Detective Root is continuing the investigation into the Methamphetamine Lab incident and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office and members from the Task Force 11 Hazmat Team.

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