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KSP investigating deadly Knott County Shooting

Garrett, KY. (October 18, 2020) – On October 18, 2020, at approximately 10:54 A.M Troopers with Kentucky State Police post 13, Hazard, was dispatched to Babe Bolen Drive in the Garrett community of Knott County following a call that two people had been shot.

Travis Short, 29, of Garrett told Kentucky State Police dispatchers that he had shot his uncle, Denver Patrick, 45, and Edna Patrick, 68, both of Garrett. Troopers and Detectives responded and determined that Short had fired multiple shots at Denver Patrick, fatally wounding him. Patrick was pronounced deceased by the Knott County Coroner’s Office. Edna Patrick also sustained a gunshot wound and was transported by Lifeguard Ambulance Service to be treated for her injuries. Edna Patrick is listed in stable condition.

Short was arrested and lodged at Kentucky River Regional Jail and is charged with Murder, Assault 1st and Tampering with physical evidence. This case remains under investigation by Detective Robbie Dials.

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