Mobile Home Murder In Rowan County

What started out as an argument, ends with an eastern Kentucky man dead.

State Police say 28-year-old Timmy Scott Riggs was shot late last night near a Rowan County home.

He later died at a hospital.

But tonight, police still have many questions about why this all happened.

It's a cold blooded killing, but one state police say was not random.

Family members found Timmy Riggs shot outside his girlfriend's trailer in Clearfield.

Just before nine Monday night, neighbors say they heard an argument. That's when a car pulled up outside the mobile home. Someone inside called for Riggs to come outside, and when he did, family members say someone shot him in the chest.

The 28-year-old took off running and collapsed in a neighbor's backyard.

Riggs' mother says her son had no known enemies, so it's baffling to the family someone would shoot him like this.

Police have no witnesses to the murder, but they do tell us they're interviewing several people of interest.

State police say Riggs died from that single gunshot wound to the chest.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2008 at 05:56 PM
    I am glad Timmy Riggs had to face God and answer for what he did to Brent Conn. Bet it's hot down there hunh???
  • by Bear Location: Lexington on Feb 21, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    Timmy I am still in shock Bro. I would pay any amount for five minutes with the coward. They took my friend but they can't take his memory. I hope God will Bless your family.
  • by doris Location: silverlake,ind on Dec 19, 2007 at 05:08 PM
    who ever killed timmy will stand before god one day,and he"ll pay for this,i dont understand how anyone could do this,i just hope they catch whoever did this,we love,miss you timmy,your aunt in indiana
  • by Mindy Location: Lexington on Oct 31, 2007 at 07:23 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with Timmy's family. I worked with Tim for a short time at HHCH and thought he was a great guy. I worked with his step mom for several years. Angie and Johnny, I will keep you in my prayers. If you need anything, let me know.
  • by Carrie Location: Morehead on Oct 31, 2007 at 06:59 AM
    My Deepest Sympathy Goes Out To The Family Of Timmy Riggs. I Really Hope The Killer Is Found And Gets What He Deserves.. I Just Want The Family To Know That They Are In My Thoughts And Prayers. Randi I'm Really Sorry To Hear About This!!!!
  • by mom Location: bath county on Oct 31, 2007 at 03:07 AM
    i hope you find out who did this to this boy, i really feel sorry for his mother .i just don;nt understand how people can be so mean and heartless. but who ever did this how do you lay down at nite and sleep. knowing that you or someone you know took a life.
  • by tj Location: rockcastle on Oct 30, 2007 at 07:17 PM
    my heart and prayers go out to this young man's family, i sure hope they catch who done this.

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