TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Death investigation in Casey County
Date of News Release: 01/13/2011
(Casey County, Ky.) -- Tpr. Mike Woodrum is investigating the death of 19-year-old Antonio Hernandez. Post 15 received the call today (01/13/2011) at 12:45 EDT from Casey County Coroner Tommy Clark. Mr. Hernandez was found by friends in a field about 1/2 mile from his residence at 249 Sharp Rd, 6 miles north of Liberty, after not returning home from going deer hunting. The investigation revealed that Mr. Hernandez died from a single gunshot wound to the head after his .22 caliber rifle accidentally discharged. No foul play is expected and the case remains under investigation.