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UPDATE: Arrest Made In McCreary Co. Shooting Death

Posted at 9:37 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 09:38:28-04

McCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police said Monday that troopers have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Monticello man over the weekend.

Jason T. Phillips

Authorities said 29-year-old Jason T. Phillips, also of Monticello, was charged with murder in the death Saturday of 36-year-old Jason K. Dishman.

KSP earlier said Dishman was “shot during a confrontation” sometime before 7 p.m. Saturday at a home along Kentucky Highway 92 West in McCreary County.

Police say Dishman was taken to Wayne County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Phillips was charged with murder.

He was lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.