UPDATE: Fatal Jackson Co. Shooting Victim Identified

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MCKEE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police have released the identity of a man who was shot to death in Jackson County on Monday evening.

Troopers say the victim is 45-year-old Michael Martin.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner.

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According to investigators, Martin and another man were involved in an argument at the end of a driveway on D & M Road, when the shooting occurred.

State Police say they were called to the scene at about 10:00 p.m.

Troopers say the accused shooter has been questioned, but charges have not been filed at this time.

Martin’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

1/31/17 12:08 a.m.

Man Shot to Death in Jackson County

Kentucky State Police say a man was shot to death in Jackson County Monday night..

They say the call came in around 10:00 p.m. from a home on D & M Road off of Highway 421N.

Troopers say the victim was involved in an altercation that took place near the end of the driveway of the home, and that a man was shot and killed.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner.

State Police say they caught the accused shooter near the scene and began questioning him, but as of this writing, he had not been charged in the case. State Police say at this time, this is being classified as a death investigation.

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