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Sheriff: Domestic altercation leads to fatal shooting

Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 12:27:51-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) — Deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in Laurel County early Saturday morning.

According, to the Laurel County Sheriff's office, deputies were dispatched to a home off Highway 490 in East Bernstadt just after 2:20 a.m.. A domestic argument between a married couple turned deadly. Officials say that James Tyler McCowan, 35, was shot at least twice with a pistol.

McCowan was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be conducted in Frankfort. No one has been charged at this time and the case will be presented to a Laurel County Grand Jury.