KSP investigating deadly shooting in Garrard County

Published: Jul. 24, 2020 at 5:35 PM EDT
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GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky State Police says they are conducting a death investigation out of Garrard County.

KSP says its Richmond Post was called to a home on Bryants Camp Road around 1:30 p.m. on Friday after Garrard County Police discovered one man dead.

KSP troopers and detectives identified 30-year-old Rodney Meade dead inside the home from an apparent gunshot wound. Meade was pronounced dead at the scene by the Garrard County Coroner and his body will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

Troopers say the investigation indicates 27-year-old Dustin Bell forced himself into the home, which was occupied by Meade and a woman. KSP says an argument ensued between Bell and the couple when Bell retrieved a firearm and shot Meade and the woman. The woman was transported to UK Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to KSP, Bell was arrested and lodged in the Lincoln County Detention Center. He was charged with murder, first degree assault and first degree burglary.

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