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Shooting Investigation in Floyd County

Date of News Release: 10/05/2012

(Martin, Ky.) -- On Thursday October 4, 2012 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a shooting on Henrys Branch in the Martin community of Floyd County. Prior to KSP arrival, Willis Martin Sparks was transported to St. Joseph hospital in Martin for gunshot injuries. Sparks was pronounced deceased by Dr. Abdin at St. Joseph hospital in Martin. William David Gregory was involved in a altercation with Sparks. Gregory transported Sparks to the Hospital and Gregory was admitted to St. Joseph hospital for injuries he sustained in the altercation. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jason Dials.

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