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44-year-old man killed in Mt. Sterling shooting

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Nov 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-17 16:52:53-05

MT. STERLING, Ky. (LEX 18) — An investigation is underway after a Mt. Sterling man died in a shooting Wednesday night.

Captain Greg Ball with the Mt. Sterling Police Department says the man, identified by the Montgomery County coroner as 44-year-old Stuart Howell, was allegedly shot once in the chest during a reported disturbance at a home on Wyandot Way.

Officers performed life-saving measures on Howell at the scene and he was later transported by EMS to CHI St. Joseph in Mt. Sterling. Montgomery County Coroner Jimmy Adams says he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Someone who lived in the home is accused of firing the gunshot that killed Howell, according to police. That person has not been charged and is not in custody.

Police say the shooting stemmed from some sort of argument between individuals at the home. The person then allegedly grabbed a .22-caliber long rifle and shot Howell, according to police. The juvenile was allegedly shot once in the arm during the incident.

The victim's wife and a child were also inside the home at the time of the shooting, but neither was injured, police say.

Police say autopsy results, including the toxicology report, should be available in about four to six weeks. The investigation is ongoing.