Laurel County woman charged with murder after overnight shooting

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 20:56:22-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County woman is facing a murder charge after a deadly shooting.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that 41-year-old Melzena Moore of London was arrested on Saturday at about 5:44p.m. in connection with a shooting that took place overnight.

Reportedly a neighbor of the victim found him lying near the front door of his home with multiple gunshot wounds.

The coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released.

Deputies located Moore off Jervis Lane and took her into custody.

Investigators have not been able to determine a motive for the shooting, and a weapon hasn't been recovered.