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Death Investigation in Bath County

Date of News Release: 03/21/2016

(Sharpsburg, KY) - At 11:55 a.m. on Monday, March 21st, 2016 Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead responded to a fatal shooting incident at 95 Bethel Ridge Road in the Sharpsburg community of Bath County. Stephen C. Routt, age 60, of Sharpsburg, Kentucky sustained fatal injuries after a disassembled firearm was accidentally discharged while attempting to store the firearm for travel. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Burton.