Tuesday, July 29, 2014

No Indictment in Lawrence County Shooting

A recent grand jury has found insufficient evidence to issue an indictment in a deadly shooting in Lawrence County, Kentucky, back in May.

Ricky Baisden, 49, of Cedgap died in the shooting on May 30.

The shooting happened in the Woodland Drive area.

Sheriff Garrett Roberts said that Basiden came out of wooded area, armed with a 20-gauge shotgun and threatened to shoot two men working on a rental cabin.

Roberts says the two men told investigators there was a struggle over the gun and one shot was fired into the porch ceiling. The men said that Basiden regained control of the gun, reloaded, and fired at them.

As Basiden was reloading, the man who was shot at pulled out a handgun and shot Basiden in what he said was self defense.

Roberts says alcohol was believed to be a factor in Baisden’s behavior.