Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Accidental Shooting Harlan County
Date of News Release: 12/15/2010
(Baxter, Ky.) -- On 12/14/2010 at 6:40pm, KSP Post 10 Harlan Trooper Jeffrey Browning responded to an accidental shooting in the community of Baxter, KY. Michael Southerland, age 19 of Wallins, KY was unloading a shotgun and accidentally discharged the weapon, striking a wall in the residence. The pellets penetrated the wall into the next room and struck three people. Injured were Jason Maggard age 25, his wife Carie Maggard age 25 and their daughter Ashley Maggard age 1 month, all from Baxter, KY. The three subjects were taken to Harlan ARH where Carie Maggard was treated and released. Jason Maggard was flown to UK Medical Center and Ashley Maggard was flown to UT Medical Center.
This case is still under investigation by Trooper Jeffrey Browning of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.