Update: Suspect arrested in Jackson County murder

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - 6 p.m. Update
We still don't know how Jessie Messer knew the people who lived in the home. Kentucky State Police say it all started as an argument between two people, then a third person showed up with a gun.

33-year-old Jessie Messer is facing a murder charge. Kentucky State Police say he came to a home on Old Island City Road around 11:30 Monday night because of a domestic dispute between a couple.

Police say when Messer arrived, he allegedly got into a confrontation with the husband who at that point, was in a car. Police say Messer allegedly shot that man, killing him.

According to court records, the woman who lives there had filed an emergency protective order against her husband earlier this month. Those records say that order was dismissed Tuesday, the reason was the respondent was killed.

We are not releasing the name of the victim yet because police say they are still trying to ensure all of his next to kin have been notified.

"There's a lot of components we're looking at but the initial evidence indicated there's enough probable cause for a charge of murder and tampering with physical evidence," said Kentucky State Trooper Robert Purdy.

The tow truck driver who came and got the car that man was shot in said he dropped the car off at the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond where it is being processed for evidence.

9:30 a.m. Update
Police have released more information about Monday night's shooting in Jackson County.

Troopers say Jessie Messer, 39, of London was arrested following an investigation into the shooting.

They say Messer showed up at the dispute, armed with a shotgun and allegedly confronted the man allegedly involving in the domestic dispute while he sat inside a vehicle. We're told Messer then shot the man, killing him.

The victim, who still has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to the State Medical Examiner's office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

Messer is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence. He is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center.

6 a.m. Update
We are learning more about the deadly shooting in Jackson County.

Police were called to the scene on Old Island City Road sometime before midnight Tuesday about a domestic disturbance. They say a neighbor called 911.

By the time troopers got there, the husband involved had been shot. His body was found inside a car outside the home. Police are still interviewing witnesses and have not identified any suspects yet.

Original Story
We are following a developing story out of Jackson County.

State Police are investigating a deadly shooting. It happened on Old Island Creek Road, which is in a rural part of the county, near the Clay and Owsley County lines.

Officials aren't releasing much information, but they tell us this started as some sort of domestic situation. Troopers did not arrive at the scene until after midnight. When they got there, we're told they found a body inside a car.

We have a reporter in Jackson County. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.



 
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