Sheriff: Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In Parking Lot

Two people are dead after a shooting outside a Harrison County hospital.

It happened at around 11:00 Tuesday morning at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana.

Kim Niman died at the scene from a gunshot wound. Her husband, Frederick Niman, was airlifted from the scene with a gunshot wound. He later died from his injuries.

Cynthiana police officers say they're investigating the shooting as a possible domestic situation, but the Harrison County Sheriff tells 27 NEWSFIRST this was a case of murder-suicide.

We're told Frederick Niman worked at the hospital.

Police say Kim Niman's body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy that will be conducted on Wednesday.


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  • by saddened Location: cynthiana on Jul 8, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    Umm, There were several witnesses to the incident. That is how family members know the details of the situation. This site should be to help the family heal and with rude comments from people who have no idea what they are talking about the family will only feel more pain than they already do, so please people if you have comments to help the families by all means do it but for those of you who have no lives and have nothing better to do with your time than bash people you didn't know, well go for a walk or something please. THIS FAMILY HAS ENDURED FAR MORE THAN THEY EVER SHOULD HAVE PLEASE DON'T MAKE IT ANY WORSE. We will pray for you also you really need it too!
  • by John Location: Richmond on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:29 PM
    Anonymous, umm, how do you know what his last words were? He may have been "good" at one point, but that stopped the moment he pulled the trigger and killed his wife. He became a murderer and decided to take his own life. That to me is not a "good" person.
  • by EC Location: Harrison county on Jul 3, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    OUR WORLD IS INDANGERED
  • by not sure Location: nicholasville on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:09 AM
    This is a sad world we all live in. I think that things overcome us that we can't control......it gets out of hand.....the excitement....the hurt....the pain and all that our minds are full of. Machines blow up when they " lose their cool" I think we are alot like machines.......what do we do when there is just too much for our minds and hearts to handle........Each of you are right in your own way of thinking.........We do need GOD and this world is becoming a scary place. People have said that for years and it used to be "crazy" and now it seems more real than anything I have heard of. GOD ( or whoever you believe in) BLESS us all in every way...........
  • by MS Location: CA on Jul 3, 2008 at 12:12 AM
    Before anyone else chooses to share their comments or thoughts, PLEASE read Cynthiana's ! Think first. Thank you Cynthiana. BLESS YOU !
  • by Anonymous Location: hurting on Jul 3, 2008 at 12:04 AM
    I am family. I was very close to Ricky. Please do not be quick to judge this man. He was a good "kid", trying to be loved, trying to keep his family together and doing the best he could. Last year he lost his grandmother, whom he was very close to. Recently his real father "disowned" him. Now he was losing his wife. He was in great pain and struggling. His last words were, "I can't take it anymore!" This is a true tragedy. I only wish I could have done something.....
  • by RS Location: Lexington on Jul 2, 2008 at 10:17 PM
    Why are all of you people downing "satin"? It's a perfectly nice fabric if you ask me.
  • by saddened Location: cynthiana on Jul 2, 2008 at 03:17 PM
    Both people were victims! Unless we were directly involved we have no idea what we are talking about! There had to be a series of events leading up to this trajedy. Please remember that the innocent victims are the children! Pray for them to find some peace in their hearts. God bless the families of both victims!
  • by Tara Location: Mt. Olivet on Jul 2, 2008 at 02:44 PM
    May God bless both families. Its such a shame something had to happen like this!! Their Families are in my thoughts and prayers. I dont know the situation so I really cant say much about it but the couple are in my thoughts and so are there families. This happened for a reason but for the most of us we dont know What that reason could of been. God Bless them all!!!
  • by Family Location: USA on Jul 2, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    I know you all are confused and as family we are heartbroken. We love the family left bechind, precious and great young men. Please support them. As family we are seeing the picture unfold, trust me the story is much deeper and wider than the news clip. Knowing the story does not make the pain less, it actually makes it harder. Please, as a community, wrap your arms of love around these very heartbroken and shocked brothers. They will need love and compassion as they are now forced to face life.
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