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April 22, 2014

Clay hunter killed

KSP seeks information on suspect


A morning hunting trip on Thursday ended with one man dead, one in a hospital bed and more than a few seeking answers.

On Thursday morning, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers at Kentucky State Police Post 11 responded to a 911 call from Clay County. It was reported that a shooting had taken place in a patch of woods off Hwy. 638.

After their arrival, troopers learned that Brian Griffin, 28, Jason Roberts, 21, and Chad Bullock, 21, all residents of Manchester, were spending their morning turkey hunting. Out of nowhere, shots were fired upon the three men, fatally striking Griffin and injuring Roberts. Bullock suffered no injuries.

Griffin was transported to Saint Joseph London where he was pronounced dead. Roberts was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

According to a recent media release from Post 11, it is believed an unknown hunter was in the same area and fired in the direction of the three men. There are no suspects or persons of interest. Anyone with any information pertaining to the investigation is asked to call the Kentucky State Police immediately.

KSP Detective Jeff Senters is currently leading the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Josh Wilson, members of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and Clay County EMS.

Any information should be forwarded to Kentucky State Police Post 11 at (606) 878-6622.

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