Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in Jessamine County

Posted at 11:08 PM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 12:52:12-05

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Nicholasville are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened Sunday night.

Sergeant Kevin Grimes tells us that police responded to a home on Linden Lane around 8:45 pm. They had learned reports of a fight between a husband and wife.

According to police, the domestic disturbance turned deadly when one woman was allegedly shot and killed by her husband before he went outside and turned the gun on himself.

Three children were at home at the time of the incident, but none were harmed.
Sgt. Grimes says one of the children came downstairs to find that the wife had been shot. Officers say the children found the husband inside his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"We know there was some arguing because the 15-year-old called 911. But what led up to that we don’t know and that’s the struggle with a lot of these cases is that you just don’t know what finally transpired that finally made one person go to this extreme and take someone’s life and then take their own life," said Sgt. Grimes.

Sgt. Grimes said all three kids were the mother’s children and the alleged shooter was their step father. The kids immediately went to their father’s home nearby.

LEX 18 has a crew on the scene and will update this story as more details are released.