Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of a Kentucky Teenager

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HARLAN, KY (January 3, 2021) – On January 2, 2021 at 7:06 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan, received a call about a shooting that occurred at Eastbrook Apartment, located approximately 2 miles outside of Harlan city limits.  Troopers from Post 10 responded and began an investigation.

Initial investigation indicates multiple individuals were fighting in the parking lot of Eastbrook Apartments, Irvin Harris (53) of Harlan brandished a firearm and fired a single shot striking Gavin McClain (18) of Harlan. 

Mr. McClain was transported by ambulance to Harlan ARH where he was pronounced deceased by the Harlan County Coroner Philip Bianchi. 

KSP detective Jake Middleton arrested and charged Irvin Harris with;

  • Murder

Mr. Harris is lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

The case is still under investigation by Detective Jake Middleton. 

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