Police Search For Leads In Shooting Case

By: Jeff Gould Email
By: Jeff Gould Email

It's been one week since police found eastern Kentucky Preacher Marion Estep barely alive in his car.

He died a few hours later and police still don't have a suspect in the shooting.

Police are trying some new methods to find clues.

Since police found Marion Estep shot inside his car last Thursday afternoon, they've come up nearly empty handed looking for leads.

Now they're questioning drivers that might have been in the area when they believe Estep was shot. This is being done in hopes that even the smallest piece of information might lead them to a suspect.

It was one week ago...that police found Preacher Marion Estep inside his car near exit 56 on the Hal Rogers parkway, shot several times by what police say was his own gun.

Estep died later that night and now one week later police are struggling to turn any major leads.

Just after three in the afternoon, police waited along the roadway during the same time period that they think the shooting occurred last week, hoping to speak to drivers that might have seen something.

Though police waited for more than an hour with no results, they were able to speak with at least one driver who might have seen something. Chief Deputy Eversole says, the tip makes it all worth it, “Just because you call and say someone was here, that doesn't make them a suspect but it's someone we can talk to and maybe they can shed some light on the whole ordeal.”

Police were hoping to set up a mandatory checkpoint, but wet roads prevented them from doing so.

However, they are still asking for your help.

If you saw anyone walking in the vicinity of Exit 56 of the Hal Rogers Parkway last Thursday between 3:30 and 4:30, or saw Estep's four-dour Chrysler, you're asked to contact police as soon as possible.


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