Name released in deadly Clay County shooting

Published: May. 18, 2018 at 1:21 PM EDT
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A release from Kentucky State Police reveals 37-year-old Darren T. Gay of Manchester was killed after a shooting in the Burning Springs Community.

Officials say Gay showed up at the residence on Sacker road, got into a fight with several people when the shots were fired.

Gay was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner’s Office.

His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

No arrest has been made at this time.


Kentucky State Police say one person is dead after a shooting in Clay County.

Troopers say they were dispatched to Sacker Road in the Burning Springs Community around one Friday morning.

"Troopers and detectives did arrive on scene and they did discover a deceased male. The Male's identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of family members," said Lloyd Cochran, Public Information Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 11.

KSP says the information they have about the shooting right now is very limited.

WYMT talked to Jason Hubbard, who lives nearby, who said he was up throwing away papers into a fire when he heard a pop. At first, he thought maybe it was something in his fire, but he said when Kentucky State Police started showing up he said he knew it was a bit more.

Hubbard told WYMT the area is usually quiet, except for times when people practice target shooting.

"No I wouldn’t think nothing like that would happen here it’s usually a pretty peaceful neighborhood, I mean I go to sleep with my doors unlocked wide open every night just about and sleep like a baby," said Jason Hubbard who lives nearby to the shooting.

He said after this shooting, he will now think twice before leaving his door open at night.

"I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem right," Hubbard said.

The man found dead has not been identified.

Neighbors WYMT talked with say they do not know who it could be, or if he was even from the area.