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Knott County Man Dies From A Gunshot Wound

Date of News Release: 06/13/2012

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On June 13, 2012 at approximately 05:58 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a 911 call of a shots fired complaint at a residence on Spring Branch in the Pinetop community of Knott County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that 43 year old Donnie Gibson of Pinetop went to his daughter's residence and confronted her boyfriend 25 year old Dillon Cornett.

Mr. Gibson initiated an altercation with Mr. Cornett while inside the house. M. Cornett obtained a firearm and fired in the direction of Mr. Gibson. Mr. Gibson received a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner. No criminal charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is continuing by Det. Clayton Stamper. Upon completion of the investigation the case will be presented to a Knott County Grand Jury.

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