KSP investigate fatal shooting


Kentucky state police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in Clay County. According to officials, at approximately 5:30 AM on Sunday, Kentucky State Police London Post was notified by Clay County 911 of a fatal shooting that took place at a residence on Pleasant Grove Loop Road in Clay County.

The possible shooting incident involved 41 year old Jason L. Taylor of Manchester and 21 year old Brandon L.  Smith, also of Manchester.  Police continue that it was determined Jason Taylor had made threats to come to the residence where Brandon Smith was residing at, intending to cause harm. Taylor arrived allegedly armed with a firearm and made entry into the residence. Once inside, Smith and Taylor exchanged gunshots. During the incident, Taylor sustained a fatal gunshot wound. Taylor was pronounced deceased by the Clay County Coroner’s Office.

During the gunfire, a female subject whose identity is not being released at this time, sustained a gunshot wound as well. She was taken by Clay County EMS to Saint Joseph Hospital in London where she is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Taylor’s body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

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