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Assault 1st Investigation and Arrest in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 05/01/11

(London, Ky.) -- On Saturday, April 30, 2011 at approximately 4:29 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report, from the Rockcastle 911 center, of a gunshot victim in the ER of the Rockcastle County Hospital in Mount Vernon, KY.

Upon arrival, at the hospital, officers learned that Gary Kirby, 38, of Livingston, KY had suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen while outside his residence on Red Hill Road in Livingston.

Further investigation, by Trooper Delzie Kelly, determined that a neighbor of Mr. Kirby's was shooting a handgun nearby when the victim was wounded.

Trooper Kelly subsequently arrested Anthony P. Datillo, 63, of Livingston, on the charges of Assault 1ST Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1ST Degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Mr. Datillo was lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center.

Trooper Delzie Kelly is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Trooper Sean Dixon and Sergeant Lafe Owens.

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