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KSP Investigating Shooting in Ballard County

Date of News Release: 08/22/2015

(Wickliffe, KY.) - On Saturday, August 22, 2015, at approximately 4:55 PM, Kentucky State Police received a call from Ballard County Sheriff's Office in reference to a shooting that took place at the Wickliffe Park. Investigators arrived and discovered Blake R. Burnley, 38 of Barlow, had been involved in an altercation with his ex-wife's current husband, and the altercation ended with gunfire. It was also discovered that both men involved in the altercation were armed. The altercation and subsequent shooting led to the death of Burnley.

Detective Trey Green of the Kentucky State Police is leading the investigation with the assistance of other KSP personnel and the Ballard County Sheriff's Office. At this time, no charges have been filed; however, the investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available. An autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday, August 23, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky.