Investigators Await Autopsy Results In Pawn Shop Death

A death investigation is underway after police say a man died outside a pawnshop in Powell County.

Police say 62 year old Donald Norris lived in the M&S Variety Pawn Shop on 7th Avenue in Clay City. They say at 4:30 Wednesday morning Norris called 911 claiming two people were attempting to break into the pawn shop.

When police arrived at the store they say Norris told them the suspects had fled in a particular direction. Police searched the neighborhood for suspects, but they didn't find anyone. State police say when they came back to the store to continue to question Norris about the incident, they found him unresponsive, lying the the parking lot.

Medical assistance was called and Norris was transported to the Clark County Hospital, where he died shortly after.

State police say at this point in the investigation there are no signs of a struggle or injuries to Norris. An autopsy is pending at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for the cause of Norris' death.

State police tell us Norris was an overseer, night watchman at the pawn shop and lived in an apartment within the store.

Police say the only description they received of the suspects is that each had on a black hooded shirt.

So far no arrests have been made in the death investigation.


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  • by Brandi Location: Powell County on Dec 18, 2008 at 07:29 PM
    There are drugs and thugs in just about every county in the world, not just Powell County. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Norris' family during this difficult time.
  • by danny Location: clay city on Dec 18, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    yes this is donnie norris from mt. sterling. i know because he is my double first cousin (my name is danny conkright.) yes he was a good person we are thinking about the family.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    i pray for this man's family. powell co is known for its thugs. the law enforcement needs to step up and the judges need to stop slapping them on the hand. someone needs to step in and clean the county up so this does not happen again..
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:12 AM
    why did the police leave him alone while they were looking around? did these people assault him after the police came? i pray for this mans family and i hope the "trash"that is responsible is captured...
  • by Anonymous Location: Clay City on Dec 18, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    I think when they catch the ones that done this to mr morris they should be tried for Muder and when found guilty they should take them out in front of the cort house and hang them it get to easy to get away with this kind of stuff now days we need to show people we aren't going to put up with it any longer. our law makers are two libreal. you can kill and get off with nothing done about .it and thats a bunch of Bs
  • by Anonymous Location: lexington on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:23 AM
    I knew donnie for some time he was such a great man.It breaks my heart to see how somebody could do this to him.My heart and prayer goes out to his family.Hopefully justice will be served and they will find the cowards that did this to such a caring man.
  • by clay Location: KY on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:23 AM
    Before they can stop the crooks, they need to stop electing them
  • by Anonymous Location: stanton on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:16 PM
    My prayers our with the family of Donnie. He was a great person and i do agree bad things always happen to the good people!!
  • by gerald on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    good ole powell county home of the pills heads...
  • by Not Giving a Name Location: USA on Dec 17, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    My thoughts and Prayers go out to his entire family, he was a really sweet caring man. I don't know why the police didn't bother to look around there before they left him alone. That was very STUPID on their part.
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