Police: Letcher Co. man arrested for killing his brother

Arrested background

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Letcher County man is accused of shooting and killing his own brother.

Kentucky State Police says someone called Tuesday morning to say there was an unresponsive man in a basement at a home on Cane Hollow Road in the Colson Community.

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40-year-old Timothy Profitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say he had a gunshot wound to the stomach.

A few hours later his brother 44-year-old Eddie Ryan Profitt was arrested and charged with murder.

Police say the man lived together at the home where Timothy Profitt was found dead.