TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Murder/Suicide Investigation in Green County
Date of News Release: 07/12/2013
(Greensburg, KY.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 15 Detectives have determined that the shooting was domestic related and are now working a Murder/Suicide. 40-year-old Barry Moore shot and killed his ex-wife, 43-year-old Pamela Moore. The couple was divorced but still living together.
The shooting occurred at a residence owned by 66-year-old Barbara Wright, located just behind the Moore's residence. Detectives believe that Barry Moore pursued Pamela Moore to the residence where he shot the victims. Barbara Wright's granddaughter, 22-year-old Ashley Wright, was at the residence and was also shot. Barry Moore then turned the weapon on himself and took his own life.
Pamela Moore died at the scene and Barry Moore died later at the Green County Hospital. Barbara and Ashley Wright are listed in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville. An 11-year-old juvenile, the son of Barry and Pamela Moore, was also at the residence but fled the scene and was not injured. A .22 caliber rifle was also recovered at the scene. Autopsies are scheduled for Saturday at the State Medical Examiner's office in Louisville.
Detective Nick Davis is investigating.