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Shooting Investigation in Prestonsburg, KY

Date of News Release: 11/06/2014

(Prestonsburg, KY) - On Wednesday November 5th, 2014 Post 9, Pikeville responded to a call of an unidentified male lying in a parking lot in the Prestonsburg community of Floyd County. Kentucky State Police Troopers and EMS personnel arrived on scene and determined that the male was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The deceased was identified as 36 year old Bill Russell Collins of Leburn, KY. Collins was pronounced deceased at the scene by Floyd County coroner Greg Nelson. The incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective William Petry. Detective Petry was assisted on the scene by Trooper Jimmy Stratton, Trooper Bryan Layne, Tran Star Ambulance and the Floyd County Sheriff Department.