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UPDATE: KSP Currently Conducting a Death Investigation in Ohio County

Date of News Release: 03/18/2016

(FORDSVILLE, KY) -- Kentucky State Police Detectives are still actively investigating the death of an Ohio County man in the 700 block of Narrows Road in Fordsville (Ohio County).

The preliminary investigation suggest that Daniel R. Easterling (47) of Rockport KY, was at the residence of James D. Rogers (58) on Narrows Road and engaged in a physical and verbal altercation with Rogers' daughter. Rogers attempted to intervene the assault to no avail. Rogers retrieved a .380 handgun and shot once striking Easterling. Easterling was pronounced dead on scene by the Ohio County Coroner.

An autopsy is scheduled today in Louisville.

The investigation is on-going by the Kentucky State Police. KSP was assisted by the Ohio County Sheriff's Department, Ohio County EMS and the Ohio County Coroner's Office.

Original News Release Below:

 

KSP Currently Conducting a Death Investigation in Ohio County

Date of News Release: 03/17/2016

(FORDSVILLE, KY) -- Kentucky State Police Detectives are currently investigating the death of an Ohio County man in the 100 block of Narrows Road in Fordsville.

Authorities were notified of some type of altercation at a residence in the 100 block of Narrows Road in Fordsville around 7:30 p.m. The investigation is preliminary; however, it appears the deceased died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Kentucky State Police Detectives and Ohio County Sheriff's Deputies are currently on-scene with the Ohio County Coroner.

Additional information should become available tomorrow.