Floyd County barricade suspect arrested after double shooting


UPDATE 1/5/21 11:30 p.m.

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to Mountain Top News, Kenny Logan Chaffins, who had barricaded himself in a home for hours, has been arrested and is now in custody.

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Chaffins is accused of shooting his mother and step-father Tuesday afternoon, sending them both to the hospital.

ORIGINAL STORY 1/5/21 9 p.m.

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police say a man is barricading himself in a house in the David Community of Floyd County after shooting his mother and step-father.

Troopers say Kenny Logan Chaffins, 23, hasn’t made any contact with troopers and hasn’t followed any of their commands.

Troopers say they originally received a call about the shooting around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday about one mile from KY-404 on Route 1210.

Both shooting victims were taken to Highlands ARH for non-life threatening injuries, according to state police.

Troopers are asking people to please avoid the area.

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