KSP investigating Monroe County murder

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Jose Rubles(Barren County Detention Center)
Published: Jul. 3, 2023 at 11:41 AM EDT
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MONROE COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - A Tompkinsville man was arrested Sunday after a shooting that killed one and left another in life-threatening conditions.

Jose Robles, 22, was charged with murder and first-degree assault.

Kentucky State Police responded to Proffit Road at 1 p.m. where they found that Robles had gotten into a verbal fight with Austin King, 27, of Tompkinsville and Cory Flippin, 23, of Tompkinsville,.

Police said that the fight escalated and that Robles shot both King and Flippin.

Flippin was transported to the hospital but later died. King was also transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

An update on King’s condition has not been released.

UPDATE: Robles was indicted Thursday, August 18 and entered a plea of not guilty. He is currently being held on home incarceration and is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial conference on October 19. His bond is set at $1,000,000.