DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Danville are investigating after a man died Monday morning of an apparently accidental self-inflicted wound from a crossbow bolt.
Danville Assistant Police Chief Glenn Doan said 46-year-old Jimmy J. Smith of Danville was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were called out about 10:15 a.m. to an area along Hartland Drive. Officials said Smith was found mortally injured with a wound from a crossbow bolt to his upper torso.
Police said foul play was not suspected. Investigators said they believe Smith was shooting targets in a backyard when a bolt accidentally discharged.
The case remained under investigation.