Charges upgraded to murder in Laurel County shooting

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Laurel County man is facing a murder charge following a fatal shooting last month.

Douglas Bailey was originally charged with assault in the death of 28-year-old Michael Bailey, who deputies say was shot in the chest on December 22. He later died at an area hospital.

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According to the Laurel County Detention Center, Douglas Bailey’s assault charge was upgraded to murder.