TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Shooting Investigation in Washington County
Date of News Release: 05/26/2011
(Columbia, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 The Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting complaint on Main Street in Springfield, KY that resulted in the death of a Washington County juvenile (age 14). Through investigation it was discovered that two juveniles were playing with a firearm when it discharged. The shot struck one of the juveniles, causing his death. At this point there is no foul play suspected in the incident and an autopsy is scheduled for May 26, 2011. The investigation is continuing by Detective Ricky Brooks. Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by the Springfield Police Department, Washington County Coroner, and Washington County EMS.