A Wayne County man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on
Saturday, April 11, after he barricaded himself inside a rural
residence in the Parmleysville area.
Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky
State Police Troopers responded to the scene, after they were
notified of several shots being fired on Hip Folk Way.
According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, multiple units were
dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:08 p.m. Catron said the
original call regarded shots being fired and striking the ground in
front of another residence.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had shot from an
upstairs window and had barricaded himself inside his residence with
several firearms. Several attempts were made to try to get him to
come outside. Deputies stated that the man presented himself in the
window once and stated that this would be his last day on earth.
Units continued attempts to talk with the suspect with no more response.
At approximately 6:10 p.m., deputies and troopers entered the home
after hearing a gunshot being fired from inside the residence. They
located the man dead inside the upstairs bedroom.
The death investigation was turned over to Kentucky State Police
Trooper Matt Parmley and Wayne County Coroner Gordon Hicks for a
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police were
also assisted at the scene by Wayne County EMS. The man's identity had not been released at press time.
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