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Shooting investigation in Letcher County

Date of News Release: 03/27/2011

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On March 24, 2011 at 1:14 p.m. Kentucky State Police Hazard received a call of a shooting in the Jenkins Community of Letcher County. Upon arrival of Jenkins Police Department, Letcher Sheriffs Deputies, Neon Ambulance and KSP it was determined that Walter Johnson Jr., 39 years of age of Atlanta, Ga., had received injuries due to a gun shot. Mr. Johnson was transported to Whitesburg ARH where he was pronounced deceased by the Letcher County Coroner. Primary investigation indicates that the accused Alfred White Jr., 43 years of age of Jonesboro, Ga., was arrested and lodged in the Letcher County Jail and charged with murder and 1 count of possession of a handgun by convicted felon. Investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs.

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