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Officials: Estill County Shooting Suspect Arrested

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- According to Trooper Robert Purdy, Kentucky State Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting.

KSP says as a result of the investigation Steven D. McDowell, 35, of Irvine, was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with first-degree assault.

KSP was called to the scene around 9 a.m. They say Dustin Estes, 31, of Richmond, pulled into the parking lot on Elmer Richardson Road when McDowell confronted him. During the confrontation, it is alleged that McDowell fired several rounds into the vehicle striking Estes.

Estes was flown to UK Hospital with life threatening injuries. 

McDowell is lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail. 

A GoFundMe page has been created to help him and his family with medical costs.

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