Shooting Investigation

Aug 8, 2013 10:22 PM

Police Continue To Investigate Rowan County Shooting

"Forgive your enemies, it messes with their heads," is the mighty message printed on a sign at a church just feet from where State Police say an argument between friends ended with gun fire.

Police say they're still not sure what started the argument that ended with one man shot and another behind bars. Now they're investigating the shooting in the Clearfield Community in Rowan County.

"Apparently they were together [Thursday] and some time during the day some sort of altercation occurred and during that altercation that's what led to the shooting," said Trooper Veeneman.

Around 3:00 p.m. State Police responded to the house on Dry Creek Road where they found 39-year-old Jamie Minix who had been shot.

According to police, Minix was transported from the scene to St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. And once he arrived there he was air flighted to UK Hospital in Lexington, where he is now listed in critical condition.

Police say a fight broke out between Minix and 63-year-old Craig Doscher when Doscher reached for his gun and shot Minix.

Doscher now faces one count of first degree assault and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Police say they're not sure what lead to the fight, but suspect alcohol may be involved.

Neighbors in the area are left with worries that something like this happened so close to them.

"And it's right across from a church too. It's just... I'm at a loss for words. I'm just really shook up by it. It's scary," said Jaime James, a neighbor.

James was visiting friends just a few houses down when the shooting happened. She says the act of violence worries her because so many families live in the area.

"It really scares me because it could have been us. It could have been one of my kids. My kids could have witnessed it or maybe a bullet could have hit one of the kids," James said.

While the shooting remains under investigation, Craig Doscher's daughter, who lives in Tenessee, says her father and the victim were not friends and that Doscher shot the victim in self defense.

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