LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root , London City Police Chief Chuck Johnson, and Kentucky State Police Captain Ryan Catron announce that: On Friday, July 28, 2023 at 8:24 P.M. the Laurel County “Major Crimes” Task Force conducted a Death investigation at a residence off Indian Camp Road approximately 11 miles west of London.
Investigators report that allegedly two individuals were at a residence and a verbal dispute occurred between them.
Apparently, during that exchange of words, one male subject pulled a pocketknife opening the blade causing a physical altercation to occur. During that altercation, allegedly the individual who pulled the knife received a stab wound that later caused a fatal injury to that individual.
The victim was found inside the residence alive and critically injured by a female subject who came to the residence a short time later. She left the residence and called 911.
Deputies arriving on scene performed CPR until Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County arrived. The victim was pronounced deceased a short time later by staff with the Laurel County Coroner's office.
An autopsy was conducted in Frankfort. The victim was identified as Robert Turner age 66 of London.
A pocketknife has been recovered by investigators.
The investigation is continuing by the Laurel County “Major Crimes” Task Force.
The case will be presented to a Laurel County Grand Jury for their consideration.