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KSP Investigating Grayson Co. Shooting

Date of News Release:12/29/2017

CLARKSON, KY.Kentucky State Police Post 04 Troopers and Detectives are working a Death Investigation after a Clarkson man was shot following an altercation this morning. On 12-29-17 at approximately 2 A.M. EDST KSP Post 4 was requested by the Grayson Co. dispatch to work a domestic disturbance/shooting that occurred at 4334 Grayson Springs Rd. in Clarkson. Kaitlyn Houchin (21) and her boyfriend Stephen Waninger (31) have both been living with her father, Billy Joe Houchin (46) at his Clarkson residence. Kaitlyn Houchin and Waninger became involved in a domestic altercation when Billy Joe Houchin attempted to intervene. Stephen Waninger and Billy Joe Houchin then got involved in a serious physical altercation. After a lengthy struggle between the two, Billy Joe Houchin fatally shot Wanninger. Stephen Wanninger was later pronounced deceased at the residence by the Grayson Co. Coroners Office. Billy Joe Houchin refused treatment for his injuries. The case will remain under investigation by KSP Detective Scotty Sharp and will be presented upon completion to the Grayson Co. Commonwealth Attorneys Office for review. No charges will be filed at this time. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Dept.