Police release name of suspect, victim of deadly Pike County shooting

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Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 12:39 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 12:03 PM EDT
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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Update: We are learning more about a deadly shooting in Pike County.

Kentucky State Police tell WYMT the Pikeville post received the call just before 6:45 Monday night.

When troopers arrived at the home on Caney Drive, they found two men, Ryan Hurst, 32, of Flatwoods and Monroe Jackson, 56, of Pikeville, had gotten into a fight.

Police say Jackson shot Hurst, killing him.

Hurst was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office.

Jackson is charged with murder. He is being held in the Pike County Detention Center.

Original Story:

One person is dead following a shooting in Pike County.

Kentucky State Police troopers tell our sister station WSAZ it happened in the Caney Creek area on Monday.

Police said one person was taken into custody in connection with the case.

Investigators didn’t say when or exactly where the incident happened.

We’re working to get more information.