Charges upgraded to murder in Laurel County shooting

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.

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

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