One dead following shooting in Morgan County

MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Tuesday morning in Morgan County.

Around two Tuesday morning, police were called to a home on Archie Watkins Road in the Ezel community. Police say that 47-year old James Patton and 38-year old Ronald J. Carmichael had been involved in an altercation. According to police, the altercation escalated and Patton was shot.

The Morgan County coroner says that Patton died at the hospital from a single gunshot wound to the chest. His death is being classified as a homicide.

According to Kentucky State Police, Carmichael was interviewed and released. The incident remains under investigation.

Patton's body is being taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.


MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - We have breaking news out of Morgan County.

The coroner says one person is dead following an overnight shooting.

Police responded to a complaint on Highway 460 early Tuesday morning.

They are not releasing any details at this time.

The coroner tells us the victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest.

We will continue to follow this breaking story and have the latest as we get it.

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