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Shooting Investigation in Clay County

Date of News Release: 01/07/2009

(London, KY) - On Tuesday January 06, 2009 at 10:22 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London received a report of a shooting incident that occurred at a residence on Pigeon Roost Road in Clay County, Kentucky.

Upon arrival KSP Detective Mike Bowling determined that an argument had occurred between Brian Napier, 38, of Manchester and Dexter Hicks, 49, of Manchester while inside the residence. During the argument Napier suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Mr. Napier exited the residence and was assaulted, by an unknown object, before being able to flee the scene.

Mr. Napier was taken to the Manchester Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky for treatment of his injuries.

Detective Bowling charged Dexter Hicks with one (1) count of Assault 1ST in reference to this incident. Mr. Hicks was lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.

Detective Bowling, the lead investigator into the incident, was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police and the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

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