Man Arrested After Quadruple Shooting

Four people were shot Wednesday morning at home in southern Kentucky, leaving one man dead.

It happened in the Mud Creek area of Whitley County, not far from the Tennessee border.

We're told the man who was killed is an 82-year-old man.

Investigators say his son and grandson were also shot as well as another person.

Police arrested Teddy Keith Hurst just after one Wednesday afternoon after a manhunt for several hours..

Police say Hurst broke into the victim's house this morning and ransacked it before the shooting.

ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY

One dead, three wounded in southeastern Kentucky shooting.

LOT, Ky. (AP) - A southeastern Kentucky man allegedly shot his way into a house early Wednesday morning, killing one man and injuring three others, police said.

Police in Whitley County received a call at 7:20 a.m. EDT that a shooting had occurred at a home near the Tennessee border, Sheriff Lawrence Hodge said.

Hodge said police organized a search for the suspect, Teddy Keith Hurst, 40, and arrested him Wednesday afternoon near the house where the shooting occurred.

A grandfather was killed and his son, grandson and a woman were wounded, but they suffered non-life threatening injuries, Hodge said. The grandfather was struck in the head, Hodge said.

Identities of the victims were not immediately available.

Hodge said Hurst, who is from Frakes in Bell County, allegedly shot his way into the house with an M1-style rifle and opened fire on the people inside.

Kentucky State Police trooper Don Trosper said Hurst will likely be charged with murder and three counts of either attempted murder or assault.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by JANIE Location: OHIO on Apr 19, 2007 at 12:59 AM
    YES I LOVED MY GRANPA AMD WAS VERY CSE TOO HIM I CANT BE EAVE MY GRANPA IS GNE I VE HIM VERY MUCH LVE ALWAYS JANIE BRYANT I HPE THIS MAN GETS THE ELECTRICK CHAIR
  • by Florie Location: Toldeo, Ohio on Apr 16, 2007 at 01:56 AM
    I am the daughter of Quentin Prewwitt!! My Broken, my love is true, one thing I will Tell, this wicked man is done, for what Teddy Keith Hust has done, to my daddy he Will surly die. All the evil he has done Will go back upon his head as he set in A cell of doom and despair, as he calls out No one will be there..He will cry and weep As he walks the floor..Torched and Tormented forever more... Flora Noe..In memory of my loving dad!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Williamsburg on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:41 PM
    Maybe UNITE should look into this location and see what is going on. There is more to this story than is being told. Maybe the truth will come out in the wash
  • by Mud Creek Location: Mud Creek Lot on Apr 5, 2007 at 06:43 AM
    This is the type of outcome that occurs between drug dealers and their customers. I hope to see a drug raid take place in Mud Creek after this accident.
  • by Jennifer Location: Williamsburg on Apr 4, 2007 at 07:15 PM
    They should lock him up and throw away the key. He had no right to do that to that old man.He should get life in prison!!
  • by Donna Location: Frakes on Apr 4, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    I think its a shame that these repeat offenders get such a short sentence and are out off jail soon after arriving.Maybe if the court system would do a better job lives could be saved.Im ashamed of the way our counrty is being run.
  • by Stephanie Location: Pineville on Apr 4, 2007 at 02:22 PM
    I think murderers and rapists should spend the remainder of their lives in jail. I think that they should pull HARD time.
  • by Ryan S. Location: Corbin on Apr 4, 2007 at 11:43 AM
    If this man is found guilty, I would like to see him get the death penalty.
  • by andrea Location: williamsburg on Apr 4, 2007 at 10:32 AM
    maybe this time they will keep him in jail. instead of letting him aout tme and time again

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