Mortons Gap, KY (Hopkins County) – Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 5:35 p.m. Saturday on I-69 at approximately the 110 mile marker
KSP reports the preliminary investigation revealed that 38 year old Robert Wilke, of Henderson, was repossessing a 2006 Chrysler van on Russ Hill Road in Nortonville. Police say the owner of the van, 49 year old Tony Strunk, and his his son, 24 year old Marcus Strunk, both of Nortonville, then chased Wilke in a 2003 GMC Yukon SUV.
According to KSP, The Yukon pulled along the passenger side of the van and intentionally collided into Wilke causing both vehicles to stop in the median of I-69. Authorities indicate Tony Strunk and Marcus Strunk both got out of the Yukon and were approaching Wilke when he exited his van armed with a firearm and a physical altercation occurred. During the altercation, police say Wilke shot Tony Strunk in the abdomen.
Tony Strunk was reportedly flown by PHI Air Medical to Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN for treatment.
The investigation is ongoing by Det. Matt Foster. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Hopkins County Sheriff Department, Rescue Squad 2 Nortonville, Medical Center EMS.