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Laurel Co. man charged with murder

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jan 03, 2020

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County man has been charged with murder following a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday.

According to sheriff's officials, charges against Douglas Earl Bailey, 44, of East Bernstadt were upgraded from assault to murder.

The shooting occurred Dec. 22 at a home on Old KY 30. Michael Bailey, 28, was shot in the chest with a pistol.

He was later pronounced deceased at UK Medical Center.

Bailey was arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.