UPDATE: Fatal Perry shooting likely domestic, grand jury will review case: Sheriff

The shooting happened in parking lot of old Dilce Combs High School in Jeff


JEFF, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 38-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a shooting in Perry County that investigators say likely was domestic related.

According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, James Mullins was shot twice and died from his injuries following the incident in the parking lot of the old Dilce Combs High School.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a shooting in the Jeff community in the parking lot of the old Dilce Combs High School and investigators said their preliminary investigation indicates the shooting occurred when Mullins, of Hazard, became involved in an altercation with two people in the parking lot in what appears to be a domestic violence situation. One of the persons involved had an active domestic violence order in place against Mullins, according to the department.

After being shot, Mullins left in a taxi that had taken him to the scene. Upon arrival at the Hazard ARH, Mullins was pronounced dead, according to the department.

An autopsy was performed Thursday morning at the state medical examiners office in Frankfort where preliminary results are pending.

This case will be presented to a Perry County Grand Jury at a later date and no arrests are expected to be made pending the grand jury review, the department said.

The case is under investigation by Lt. Paul Campbell of the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.


JEFF, Ky. (WTVQ) – Perry County 911 received a call Wednesday afternoon about a shooting in the Jeff Community near the old Dilce Combs High School, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office say the call came in around 5:20 p.m. and one person was found dead.  No name was immediately released.

Deputies say the case is currently a death investigation.

No other details were released.

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