KSP investigating Washington Co. shooting death

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SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting death of 51-year-old Yul A. Rayford, of Bardstown.

Troopers say the Washington Co. Sheriff contacted them around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday about finding Rayford in a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

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Investigators say a landowner on Bloomfield Road in Springfield found Rayford, who was still alive at the time.  Rayford was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he died at around 10:20 a.m., according to troopers.  Officers say Rayford had last been seen by a family member at his home in Bardstown at around 7:00 a.m.

Police say an autopsy was performed Wednesday at the State Medical Examiner’s Office, and that the autopsy report indicated that Rayford died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Troopers say no weapon was found at the scene.

The investigation is continuing, and Kentucky State Police are asking anyone with information to please contact them at 1-800-222-5555 or through social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or with the KSP app available on the Apple Store or Google Play.