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KSP Conducts Murder Investigation in Mercer County

Date of News Release: 04/12/2016

(Harrodsburg, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was notified by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office just before 10:00 p.m. last night, after a deceased body was found off of Deep Creek Road, west of Harrodsburg in rural Mercer County.

The initial investigation indicates that Tristan Cole, 17 years old of Harrodsburg was fatally shot and left at the scene before being found before 9:00 p.m. last night. Cole was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Mercer County Coroner, and has been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The events that led to the shooting are under investigation and there have not been any arrests made. The Kentucky State Police is asking anyone that saw any suspicious activity in the area or with any information to call (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Frank Thornberry.