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News Release

Update to the Metcalfe County Shooting

Date of News Release: 06/05/2013

(Columbia, Ky.) -- 58-year-old Ronnie Hiser died this morning (06/05/2013) at approximately 2 AM EDT as a result of injuries sustained from the gunshot wound. Chesher remains in the Barren County jail and has now been charged with murder.

Original News Releases Below:

Update to the Metcalfe County Shooting

Date of News Release: 06/04/2013

(Columbia, Ky.) -- 63-year-old William D. Chesher of Louisville has been arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Chesher was located in Edmonton some time after the shooting. He is lodged in the Barren County Jail. The victim, 58-year-old Ronnie Hiser of Edmonton remains in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital. His wife, Karen Hiser was at the residence at the time of the shooting but was not injured and placed the call to 911 as Chesher fled the scene. Kentucky State Police Detective Ricky Brooks continues to investigate.

Original News Release Below:

Metcalfe County Shooting

Date of News Release: 06/04/2013

(Columbia, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning 7 miles east of Edmonton on Glasgow Road in Metcalfe County. Post 15 received the call at approximately 9:00 CST from Edmonton P.D. and learned that a 58-year-old male was the victim of a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to University Hospital in Louisville where he remains in critical condition.

Kentucky State Police Detectives are presently investigating and have a suspect in custody with charges pending.

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