Woman charged in Laurel County shooting death, victim identified

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 41-year-old London woman has been

Home on Cole Road where shooting occurred/Laurel County Sheriff’ Department

charged with murder in the shooting death of a man Friday night or early Saturday morning.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Melzena Moore was arrested at a home on Jervis Lane, six miles west of London about 5:45 p.m. Saturday by Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Edwards.

Moore was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond, according to jail records.

The shooting happened at a home on Cole Road, about a half mile west of London. The sheriff says a neighbor found 57-year old Raymond Jackson on the front porch near the front door of his house with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No motive has been determined and a weapon has not been recovered, according to the sheriff.  Deputies described the relationship between Moore and Jackson as “acquaintances.”

Assisting for the Laurel County Sheriff’s office was Detective James Sizemore, Detective Bryon Lawson, Detective Kyle Gray, Detective Kevin Berry, Deputy Brad Mink, Deputy Josh Morgan, Deputy Brent France, Deputy Robert Reed, Deputy Daniel Reed, Deputy Hunter Disney, Deputy Allen Turner, and Deputy Jamie Etherton.

Also assisting on the investigation and at the scene was: Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.


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