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Victim identified in deadly Highway 80 shooting, suspect in custody

Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 3:47 PM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies say a shooting on Highway 80 Wednesday afternoon killed one driver.

The Sheriff’s Department says 46-year-old Brian Eldridge was charged in connection to the shooting.

Brian Kieth Eldridge was charged in a shooting that killed a man on Highway 80 in Laurel County...
Brian Kieth Eldridge was charged in a shooting that killed a man on Highway 80 in Laurel County on Wednesday (Photo: Laurel County Detention Center)(Laurel County Detention Center)

Deputies say Eldridge shot 59-year-old Timothy P. Miller multiple times before driving off. Eldridge later told deputies he “did not know” why he shot Miller.

A passing off-duty nurse stopped and performed CPR on Miller until Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County arrived.

Miller, initially reported to have life-threatening injuries, was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s office.

Deputies are still investigating the shooting. An autopsy of Miller’s body is scheduled for Thursday in Frankfort

Highway 80 was closed in both directions while deputies investigate. The road has since reopened.

Brian Eldridge was charged by deputies and is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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