UPDATE: Clay County shooting ensued from an attempted break-in, per KSP

Posted at 4:05 PM, Sep 16, 2023


A preliminary investigation by KSP revealed Jason Smith was trying to break into a residence when a man residing at the residence confronted him at the door. A physical altercation took place leading to the man shooting Smith.

According to KSP, Smith was transported to Advent Health ER in Manchester where he was later flown by Air Evac to Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

Smith died from his injuries.

An autopsy is scheduled for next date at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville.

The case will be presented to the Clay County grand jury.


A man has been pronounced dead following a shooting in Manchester.

The Fayette County coroner has identified 44-year-old Jason Smith as the victim of a homicide that occurred in the 6000 block of US 421 North.

Smith was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center where he died due to a gunshot wound.

Kentucky State Police in London is handling the case.

There is no further information at this time.