Rodney L. Webb (Letcher County Jail)

Murder Arrest in Letcher County, KY after KSP Troopers Responding to Call Regarding a Shooting Locate Victim Deceased

UZ, KY – According to the Kentucky State Police (KSP), on Friday, April 5, 2024, at approximately 9:12 A.M, KSP Post 13, Hazard received a 911 call in reference to a shooting on GW Drive, located in the UZ community of Letcher County.

Troopers, along with medical personnel responded to the scene and located Nicholas Webb, 45, of Whitesburg, deceased from a gunshot wound. The suspected shooter, Rodney Webb, 56, of Whitesburg, was apprehended on scene a short time later.

Detectives with KSP, responded to the scene and began an investigation. Initial investigation indicated that the two were engaged in a physical altercation that escalated when Rodney Webb brandished a firearm and fired, striking Nicholas Webb. Webb was pronounced deceased on scene by the Letcher County Coroner’s office.

The victim was taken to the Medical Examiners Office in Frankfort for autopsy.

Webb was placed under arrest and lodged into the Letcher County Jail.

Rodney Webb was charged with:

  • One count of Murder
  • One count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

This incident remains under investigation by Detective Brandon Thomas.

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