Sheriff: Shooting in Perry County linked to potential domestic situation

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:54 PM EST
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JEFF, Ky. (WYMT) - Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies say a shooting in the Jeff community Wednesday may be linked to a potential domestic violence situation.

They say a preliminary investigation lead investigators to believe the shooting happened after James Mullins became involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the old Dilce Combs High School.

They say the altercation involved two other people, one of whom had an active Domestic Violence Order in place against Mullins, before Mullins was shot twice.

After being shot, Mullins left the scene in a taxi that had taken him there. He was pronounced dead at Hazard ARH as a result of his injuries.

An autopsy was performed in Frankfort Thursday morning with preliminary results pending.

This case will be presented to a Perry County grand jury at a later date and no arrests are expected to be made at this current time pending a decision by the grand jury.

This case remains under investigation.

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Officials with Perry County 911 confirmed that a shooting happened Wednesday evening in Jeff community.

They said everything was under control shortly after the incident and the Perry County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene.

Officials with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Facebook post that the case is now a death investigation, but that no other information is available at this time.

We will update this story as we get more information.

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