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Mother Allegedly Shoots Her Son

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

An eastern Kentucky man is in the hospital after police say his mother shot him several times.

WYMT was the only TV station at the scene as police collected evidence from their home in the Clutts area of Harlan County.

28-year-old Joshua Luke Davis was conscious despite a gunshot wound to the chest when police arrived at his home on Gogich Street.

Police say the shooter was his mother, Kathryn Davis.

“As I was arriving they were taking one of the victims out and flying him out from the scene,” Sergeant Jason Adams said.

Police say Davis was the only person hurt.

They say his grandmother was also home when a domestic dispute escalated between the family members.

“To my knowledge he was shot more than once, but we're not exactly sure how many times he was shot,” Sergeant Adams said.

So far, no charges have been filed.

Family members and friends did not want to go on camera, but say they believe the shooting was self defense.

“At this point in time we're still investigating it to find out if there will be charges at a later date, and still trying to determine exactly what happened,” Sergeant Adams said.

Police say they may send the case to a grand jury.

Joshua Luke Davis was flown to Holston Valley Hospital in Tennessee Friday afternoon.

A relative tells us he is in stable condition.


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