Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Death Investigation in Bath County
Date of News Release: 11/20/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On November 20, 2011 Post 8 Morehead received a phone call from Bath County Dispatch requesting assistance with a possible accidental shooting on McClain Cemetery Road # 1. Through investigation it appeared that Mr. Robert Fluskey Jr. attempted to remove his hunting rifle from the backseat of his vehicle. The rifle discharged and the bullet struck Mr. Fluskey in the chest. Mr. Fluskey was pronounced deceased on scene by Bath County Coroner, Robbie Powell. Incident remains under the investigation of Trooper Jason Brown, Unit 522.