Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pike Co. man charged with murder in triple shooting


Kentucky State Police are investigating after a shooting early Sunday morning left two people injured and one man dead.

Troopers say they received a call about a shooting off of Pond Creek Road on Straight Hollow.

Once at the scene, officials say they found three people with gunshot wounds. "The three gunshot victims were at a motorcycle club meeting at the time of the incident," says Trooper Shaun Little. He adds, "We don't typically have a lot of dealings with motorcycle clubs and this type of incident, but there are several clubs that travel through the state."

Two people were taken to the hospital and 29-year-old, Bradley Coleman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police say evidence at the scene indicates, Daniel Ward, shot and killed Coleman and injured the two others.

Trooper Little says, "He was arrested away from the scene actually on a traffic stop on traffic related charges. He was lodged in jail on those charges and then charged with murder."

The arrest citation by the Pike County Sheriff's Office says Ward attempted to flee on his motorcycle on US 119. Once stopped, he admitted to drinking and officials found a pair of brass knuckles in his vest pocket...which is considered a concealed deadly weapon in Kentucky.

Ward is facing several charges in addition to murder including DUI, fleeing and evading, and carrying a concealed weapon.

The shooting remains under investigation and Troopers say they expect more charges to be filed.

Ward entered a not guilty plea. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on August 6th.