UPDATE: Woman tells police she fired shot to stop assault

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UPDATE POSTED 4 P.M. THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman who fatally wounded her partner Wednesday night told police the man was assaulting her and one of four children who were present and she got a gun and fired a shot to stop the assault, police said.

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The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer McClain has not been charged in the death of Jonathan Reed, but the case will be presented to the Clark County Grand Jury, which is currently in session, according to Police Chief Kevin Palmer and Capt. James Hall.

According to the chief, the woman called 911 after the shooting. The call came in at 8:17 p.m. Reed was taken to Clark Regional Medical Center where he died about an hour later, according to Hall.

ORIGINAL STORY

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 42-year-old Winchester man was killed when a domestic dispute turned deadly Wednesday night.

According to Police Chief Kevin Palmer, the shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. at a home at 11 Meadow St. in the Pointerville neighborhood. The man and woman lived together and were involved in a domestic dispute when she fired one shot from a handgun, hitting the man in the “lower body,” Palmer said.

The woman called 911 and was at the scene when officers arrived. The weapon was recovered, according to the chief.

No charges have been filed and the case will be presented to the current Clark County Grand Jury.

Police had no previously received calls of domestic troubles at the address, but the chief said investigators learned of possible disputes in the past during conversations with the woman and family members.

The victim and the woman have not been identified. An autopsy is being performed Thursday in Louisville.