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Shooting Incident in Powell County

Date of News Release: 08/21/2012

(Stanton, KY) -- On Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7:13 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead was notified by Powell County Dispatch of a Shooting that occurred on Star Gap Road in Powell County. Sergeant Jeff Crase, Trooper Britt Rollins, Trooper Aaron Brown, Trooper Mike McPherson, Trooper Charles Bolin, Trooper Grant Faulkner, Trooper Daniel Armstrong, KSP CVE Daniel Abner, Detective Virgil Rucker, and Powell County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene. Simon Stacy, 62 was camping on Star Gap Road when two white male subjects approached him and got into his 1997 Ford Explorer and retrieved a shotgun and fired a shot at Mr. Stacy striking him. The two subjects then left in Mr. Stacy's 1997 Ford Explorer that was later located on Star Gap Road. Powell County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and Mr. Stacy refused treatment. Incident remains under investigation by Detective Virgil Rucker.

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