Suspect says he does not remember shooting

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

A man is in critical condition at UK Hospital after a shooting in Laurel County.

The shooting happened in the Keavy Community early Friday morning.

The accused shooter, Michael Whitehead, says he does not remember anything about the crime.

"I was in the bed asleep when the law jerked me out of the bed," said Whitehead.

Michael Whitehead is accused of shooting Everett Morgan several times in the chest.

Police says when they arrived at the scene, the victim was sitting up on the couch, and Whitehead was lying on the floor barely conscious with a gun nearby.

Police say the victim pointed to Whitehead and said that he was one who shot him.

Police are working to determine a motive for the shooting and say drugs and alcohol were involved.

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