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KSP Conducts Assault Investigation In Pike County

Pikeville, KY. (September 16, 2020) –The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a 911 call on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in reference to a shooting in Pike County.

KSP troopers and a detective responded to a residence on Road Creek and discovered a man had been shot. The initial investigation indicates Charles Branham was unlawfully inside of the residence of Billy Hamilton. An altercation ensued, during which a firearm was discharged, resulting in Charles Branham suffering a gunshot wound.

Charles Branham, 32 years old of Pikeville, KY, was transported by Lifeguard Ambulance Service to Pikeville Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Branham is currently listed in stable condition.

Detective Tony Tackett is leading the investigation. He was assisted on scene by KSP personnel and Lifeguard Ambulance Service.

This investigation will be presented to the Pike County Grand Jury. No charges have been filed at this time.

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