Update: Man accused of shooting woman in the throat in Bell County pleads not guilty

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BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Update 5/29
Zachary Tye pleaded not guilty to shooting a woman in Bell County.

A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday.

Update 5/22
Friday we learned a man charged with shooting a woman in Bell County will appear in court Tuesday.

Police say Zachary Tye shot Michelle Rye in her throat Thursday.

She was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. We do not know her condition.

Police are not sure why Tye shot Rye. Police say initially Tye was arguing with another man and eventually pulled out his gun.

Tye faces first-degree assault and wanton endangerment charges.

Original Story 5/21
Police say a woman was shot in the Wallsend community just outside of Pineville Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene just after 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The sheriff's department and the Pineville Police Department responded.

The 9-1-1 call reported the woman had been shot in the throat.

Police told WYMT's Emily Bennett that 26-year-old Zachary Tye and another man were fighting outside a home on West Tennessee Ave.
They said the fight had started to break up when Tye pulled a gun on the other man and shot at him.

Tye missed the man but hit Michelle Rye in the throat.

The Assistant Chief of the Pineville Police Department, Curtis Pingleton told WYMT that Tye was taken into custody and Rye was flown to UK Medical Center.

“By the time I arrived the victim had been removed by the ambulance service, the shooter was in custody. Some of the details right now are still sketchy. We’re early on in this investigation. I don’t have a lot of the details at this moment,” said Pingleton.

Tye is being charged with assault and wanton endangerment charges. The charges could be upgraded depending on Rye's condition.