TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Shooting Investigation in Livingston County
Date of News Release: 07/25/2011
(Ledbetter, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating an overnight shooting that has left one man dead. The shooting took place just after 10:00 PM on Sunday night at 103 Taasha Lane in Ledbetter. A State Police investigation shows that the shooting occurred after a verbal dispute between 25-year-old Gerrid Neihoff and a female acquaintance. The brother of Gerrid Neihoff, 27-year-old Garrett Neihoff attempted to break up the argument and was able to let the female flee the room. The investigation shows that seconds later, Gerrid Neihoff pulled a .25 caliber handgun and shot Garrett in the head before turning the gun on himself taking his own life. Garrett's injuries were not fatal and he is currently in Lourdes Hospital in critical condition. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing by Detective John Sims with the Kentucky State Police.