Scott County investigating first homicide in 3 years

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The sheriff’s department in Scott County is investigating its first slaying in three years.

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton tells local media outlets that 24-year-old Jeremiah O. Washington of Memphis, Tennessee, was found shot behind a Georgetown truck stop Saturday night. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities say they are searching for at least two suspects who fled in a red four-door car.

Authorities say they aren’t sure why Washington was in Scott County.


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