Shooting Investigation

Feb 3, 2013 9:49 PM

Man Accused In Shooting Found Unconscious With Weapon

While investigating a shooting, deputies in Laurel County found their suspected trigger man passed out with a gun in his hand.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department responded to a call at Locust Grove Road, just before 3:00 Sunday morning.

Investigators found a woman who had been shot in the ankle. She told deputies that her boyfriend, Richard Lawson, was drunk and started shooting at her with a 22-caliber rifle during an argument.

When police went to the house where the shooting happened, they found Lawson passed out with the rifle in his hand.

The couple's 11-year-old son was home at the time of the shooting.

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