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No charges yet in Knott Co. shooting

One man is dead following a shooting last Wednesday in Knott County.

Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call shortly before 6 a.m., Wednesday, reporting shots being fired at a residence on Spring Branch, in Knott County. KSP officials say that 43-year-old Donnie Gibson, of Pinetop, went to the Spring Branch residence of his daughter to confront her boyfriend, Dillon Cornett. According to officials, an altercation was started by Gibson while inside the house. Cornett then got a firearm and shot Gibson. Gibson suffered a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knott County coroner.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Filed under: Knott Co. | Shootings | Police investigate | Violent crimes


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