Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fatal Shooting

{Talcum, Kentucky}…Kentucky State Police say an initial investigation indicates that two men went to the home of Ricky Sweet in the Jamestown Village Trailer Park in Talcum, on the Perry-Knott County line, Tuesday night and asked to borrow gas. Police say, after Sweet got some gas from a storage building, one of the men took out a gun and demanded money. Sweet and the other man exchanged gunshots, and 45 year old Aaron Pratt of Topmost was fatally shot. The other man fled the scene. Pratt was pronounced dead at the scene, while Sweet was taken to Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital and then transferred to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. His wounds were not life-threatening.