Death Investigation 350 H

LEITCHFIELD, KY – the Kentucky State Police is reporting that on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at approximately 10:39 A.M. Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 received a call from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in investigating a shooting that had occurred near the 100 block of Keith’s Crossing in the Short Creek community of Grayson County, Kentucky.

The preliminary investigation revealed a confrontation occurred between neighbors Michael Baker, 42 of Falls of Rough and an adult male victim over a dog,. 

At some point during the confrontation, Baker shot the victim who was later pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grayson County Coroner’s Office.

The victim’s body was taken to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy. The victim’s name is being withheld at this time until notification of next of kin.

The case will later be turned over to the Grayson County Grand Jury.

KSP was assisted by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Leitchfield Police Dept., Grayson County EMS, and the Grayson County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation remains ongoing by KSP Det. James Gaither.

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