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Domestic Complaint and Death Investigation in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 02/02/2009

(London, KY) - On Sunday, February 01, 2009, at approximately 1:42 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified of a domestic complaint, by the Whitley County 911 Dispatch, at a residence on Hackler Street in Woodbine, KY.

Officers from the Kentucky State Police and the Whitley County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. Officers determined that the victims of the domestic complaint had left the residence and that a male subject, armed with a handgun, was inside refusing to come out.

Communications were established between officers and the subject in an attempt to resolve the situation.

Senior Trooper Mike Witt secured warrants of arrest for Burglary 1ST, Criminal Trespassing 1ST and Assault 4TH for the subject.

The subject broke off communications with officers at approximately 11:44 PM with attempts to re-establish being unsuccessful.

Perimeter officers then reported hearing a possible gunshot.

The subject was found dead, inside the residence, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The subject's identity is Randall W. Callen, 49 of Florence, KY.

Senior Trooper Mike Witt is the lead investigator into the Burglary, Criminal Trespassing and Assault incidents. Detective Colan Harrell is the lead investigator in the death investigation. Both officers were assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Sheriff's Office, the Woodbine Fire Department, the Whitley County EMS and the Whitley County Coroner's office.

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