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KSP reports 4 dead in Breathitt County

Kentucky State Police investigate Breathitt County Murder

Jackson, KY (June 16, 2023) – On Friday, June 16, 2023, at approximately 10:37 A.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a 911 call in reference to a female being located unresponsive inside of a residence on KY-3193 in the Jackson community of Breathitt County.

Troopers, along with Detectives, responded to the scene and located four people at the address, deceased from gunshot wounds. Initial investigation indicates the homeowner, Ashley Little, 34, of Jackson, shot three people, Chloe Little, 15, of Jackson, Luther Combs, 58, of Jackson, and Missouri Gross, 78, of Jackson. Following the initial shooting, Ashley Little turned the gun on herself, taking her own life.

The Breathitt County Coroner’s office responded to the scene and pronounced the victims deceased. All four individuals have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office pending autopsy. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Clayton Stamper.

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