London attorney found dead

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

A London attorney is found on the floor of his downtown office suffering from a gunshot wound. Police are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but tell us they are not searching for a suspect.

A lot of questions remain unanswered. The biggest one being was this a murder or a suicide.

This is where Larry Gilliam was found with a gunshot wound Friday afternoon. He was taken to St. Joseph-London where he was pronounced dead.

"We just began hearing the sirens and so forth and the emergency vehicles turning down fourth street and they had the intersection of fourth and main blocked off to keep people from going down fourth street," said Tammy Robinson who works in Downtown London.

Police say Larry's wife was there when it happened and she was the one who called 911. Police did question her, but she was not detained. Police say Gilliam was shot once in the chest. They would not say if foul play was involved. Police did confirm that they are not looking for any suspects and the public is not in danger.

"Everything is still new, still too fresh. We're still doing crime scene processing and those things, still got to get back into the scene. We're taking statements," said Stewart Walker, the London City Police Chief.

People in the area say they are in disbelief.

"You'd see him quite frequently on the streets going back to the court house and so forth. It was quite upsetting when you did find out what took place," Robinson said.

Gilliam was 59 years old.

According to the sentinel-echo newspaper, Gilliam was a native of Harlan County. He was also a former mine inspector with the Kentucky department of mines and minerals before becoming a lawyer.

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