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Teen Charged With Murder In Connection With Scott County Shooting

Posted at 9:33 PM, Apr 07, 2019

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) – A man is dead and a teenager has been arrested following a shooting in Scott County.

Scott County Sheriff’s deputies was called to a home in the 3100-block of Long Lick Road around 10:30a.m. on Sunday.

Deputies believe there was an argument inside the home between family members, and one person then shot their relative.

The man who died has been identified by the coroner’s office as 47-year-old Michael Ray Smith.

“I just wish this nightmare would be over, I just..tell me I’m having a bad dream,” said the victim’s sister Bridgette Lancaster.

Deputies say there were seven people home at the time of the shooting, including five children.

On Sunday evening a 17-year-old was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.

Deputies are not releasing the teen’s name because of their age.

Smith’s body was reportedly taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy.