Sheriff: Man Shot In Face During Dispute, Suspect Wanted

Posted at 9:46 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 09:46:11-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The sheriff’s department is investigating a shooting that left one man with a gunshot wound to the face.

It happened early Friday morning off Blackwater Church Road, approximately 11 miles east of London.

Officials say the London St. Joseph Hospital reported a 49-year-old male showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the face around 12:31 a.m.

During the course of their investigation, officials have learned that apparently a disagreement occurred between the victim and 26-year-old Robert T. Smith at his residence off Blackwater Church Road when the shooting occurred. 

Smith is wanted on a charge of attempted murder.

He is described as 5’11", 190 pounds, with blue eyes, and brown hair. He is possibly armed with a small caliber pistol.

Anyone with any information on this subject’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at 606-864-6600 or the 911 dispatch center at 606-878-7000. Information will be strictly confidential.