Sheriff: One dead in Laurel County roadside shooting

The Laurel Sheriff's Office is investigating a roadside shooting.
The Laurel Sheriff's Office is investigating a roadside shooting.(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 6:34 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 10:59 PM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Laurel Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly roadside shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff says the shooting was reported around 3:32 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say words were exchanged between two drivers following an alleged incident along US 25 E near the junction of US 25 in southern Laurel County. A full-size pickup truck with two people in it and an SUV with three people in it were the vehicles involved.

The driver of the SUV allegedly got out of his vehicle and a confrontation between the two drivers resulted in shots being fired from the driver of the pickup truck, leaving the SUV’s driver seriously injured from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the sheriff’s department.

The sheriff says the victim, 40-year-old Jack Davis, was taken to Baptist Healthcare Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff says the pickup truck driver was not injured. Investigators recovered two semiautomatic pistols at the scene.

Laurel Sheriff’s Lieut. Chris Edwards will make a presentation on this death investigation before a Laurel County grand jury.

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