Laurel County Sheriff’s investigators were dispatched to a shooting which occurred on West Hal Rogers Parkway near London on Wednesday afternoon. When deputies arrived, they located Timothy Miller of London with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds in a pickup truck stopped on the Eastbound shoulder of the Parkway. According to police, a passing off-duty nurse stopped and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
Miller was later pronounced deceased at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies and detectives were able to get a vehicle description from witnesses and learned that a black car with a long-haired driver was observed fleeing towards Pulaski County. That information was given to Laurel County 911 dispatch, and then transmitted to law enforcement agencies in Pulaski County.
A short time later, Somerset City Police with assistance from Kentucky State Police stopped a suspect with a matching physical description and vehicle. Authorities recovered a pistol, along with numerous spent casings in the vehicle. The following investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s officers determined that the driver of the car, later identified as 46 year-old Brian Eldridge of London, was the shooter.
Eldridge allegedly told Sheriff’s investigators that he shot the victim, but did not provide a reason why. However, investigators say that the two individuals were acquaintances. Witnesses at the scene stated they observed Eldridge pull along side Miller’s pickup truck and fire several rounds into the driver side door. When the truck stopped along the shoulder, Eldridge reportedly turned around and fired several more rounds into Miller’s vehicle before driving towards Pulaski County.
Eldridge has been charged with Murder and is currently lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.