Update: Police identify man murdered at Pike County park

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SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated Monday
Kentucky State Police identified the man found shot to death in South Williamson.

Adrian Smith, 44, from Cleveland, West Virginia, was found dead in the city park area near the flood wall.

Police have not made an arrest but said they expect to charge someone in the next few days.

Anyone with information about the case can call 606-433-7711 and remain anonymous.

Original Story, Sunday
Kentucky State Police are investigating a murder in the South Williamson community.

Police say the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

"There was a girl circling around out there screaming and a hollering, 'he's killed, he's dead, he's dead'," said Lonnie Ellis, who lives in the neighborhood.

Troopers and detectives responded to the scene and found one person shot in the city park area near the flood wall.

"He was laying between the second and third post back this way," Ellis added.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner's office. The name has not been released.

Ellis says he is more afraid now that a murder happened just 100 feet from his home than he was when he served in the Vietnam War.

"It's dangerous to even walk outside your door sometimes cause you don't know what will happen," explained Ellis.

No arrests have been made at this time and police have not named any suspects. We will continue to update this story as the investigation continues.

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