KSP: Death Investigation Underway in Clay County


A death investigation is underway in Clay County according to Kentucky State Police. According to a release from the agency, on Saturday, July 17th at around 2:00 PM, the London Post was notified by Clay County 911 of a fatal shooting that took place outside of a residence on Dripping Springs Road in Clay County.

The preliminary investigation reveals that Clay County 911 was notified of a physical altercation involving Bryan T. Hammons, 50 years old, of Manchester and Richard K. Webb, 58 years old, of London. During the investigation, it was determined Richard Webb shot Hammons once while they were in a physical altercation.

Hammons was taken by Clay County EMS to Advent Health Hospital in Manchester where he succumbed from his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Clay County Coroner. Hammons’s body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.

The investigation is continuing and will be presented to the Clay County Grand Jury.