TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Accidental Shooting Investigation
Date of News Release: 09/24/2010
(Columbia, Ky.) –- Kentucky State Police Detective Mike Dubree is investigating the death of 19-year-old Jordan Kyle Newport of Tompkinsville. The preliminary autopsy, performed today, revealed that Mr. Newport died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The incident occurred on Thursday, September 23rd at approximately 3:00 CST inside Mr. Newports residence, 5 miles east of Tompkinsville on Little Sulpher Creek Road. Mr. Newport and a friend were handling a handgun when it accidentally discharged, firing once and striking Mr. Newport. The case remains under investigation.