Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Death Investigation in Meta, Ky
Date of News Release: 10/04/2010
(Meta, Ky.) -- On Monday October 4, 2010 at 0642 hours Post 9 Pikeville received a complaint of a possible armed robbery in progress at Johns Creek Grocery on Bent Branch Road at Meta. Upon arrival KSP units located 38 year old Jeanetta Leedy and 44 Year old Jimmy R. Leedy deceased inside the business. Evidence at the scene indicated that Jimmy Leedy came into the business where his wife worked armed with a pistol. Jimmy Leedy fired a shot striking Jeanetta Leedy and then turned the weapon on himself, taking his own life. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Russell Roberts. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Gary Sykes.