UPDATE: Man arrested for deadly Jackson County shooting


UPDATE:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

The Jackson County coroner has identified a man who was shot to death Monday night as 27-year old Jacob Simpson.

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Laurel County man is in custody, charged with the murder of a Jackson County man.

Kentucky State Police were called just after 11:40 p.m. Monday about a fatal shooting off Old Island City Road near the Jackson-Owsley county line.

Investigators say a man and woman were in a fight outside of a residence when 39-year-old Jess D. Messer was called.

State Police say Messer brought a gun to the scene and found the man involved in the dispute sitting in a car.

They say Messer confronted the man then fatally shot him.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name has not been released.

Messer was arrested and is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.