Shooting investigation in Knox Co.

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GRAY — On Saturday, at 12:45 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan received a call from the Knox County 911 Dispatch Center requesting assistance on a shooting investigation. Their deputy had arrived on scene and discovered the shooting victim lying in the middle of the road, according to a release.

Troopers Wayne Hensley, Jon Corey and Frank Russell and KSP Sgt. Danny Caudill were dispatched to Right Fork-East Creek Road in the Gray community. Upon arrival, a man was lying in the roadway and Knox County EMS personnel were treating the victim. The victim, James Havens, 26, of Corbin, was transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, where he was pronounced deceased, the release also stated.

KSP Investigative Sgt. Jason Joseph along with KSP Detectives Jacob Wilson, Joshua Cox, Joshua Howard and Kevin Miller were dispatched to continue the investigation.

Cox arrested Lawrence Collinsworth, 33, of Corbin and Jennifer Folgman 36, of Corbin, and charged both of them with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. These two were arrested in connection to the investigation and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Police said the body will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office by Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley where an autopsy will be performed.

KSP Post 10 units were assisted in their investigation by KSP Post 11-London Units, Sgt. Leslie Moses, Trooper James Creekmore, Trooper Matt Ridener and Trooper Christopher Saunders. Also assisting were KSP Canine units Tfc. Dallas Eubanks and Tfc. Jason McCowan.

The investigation continues by Cox.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact KSP Harlan at 606-573-3131 or toll-free at 800-222-5555. You can also anonymously send information using the Kentucky State Police application available for smartphone and tablets. The application is titled ‘KSPOLICE’ and is available for free download in the apps stores for iPhone, iPad and Android phone users. This mobile app is designed to enhance the partnership that KSP currently has with local communities by providing an easier, more practical way to send information.

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