UPDATE - Arrest made in Knox County Murder

(Walker, Ky.) – On May 4, 2016 at 9:28 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Knox County 911 about a shooting that occurred on Trace Branch Road in the Walker community of Knox County. Troopers and Detectives from Post 10 responded to the scene and began an investigation.

Preliminary investigation indicates Shane Mills, 30, of Walker was shot inside his residence. Mr. Mills was pronounced deceased at the residence by Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins. At this time no arrests have been made. State Police are on the scene collecting evidence and taking statements from individuals in the area. Mr. Mills will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

Knox County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene.

Case is still under investigation by Detective Jake Wilson.


On May 6, 2016 at 4:26 p.m. KSP Detective Jake Wilson arrested and charged Richard Wayne Brown, 46, of Flat Lick with Murder. Mr. Brown is being charged with the death of Shane Mills that occurred on May 4, 2016. Mr. Brown confessed to shooting Mr. Mills twice resulting in his death.

At this time KSP is continuing to investigate what lead up to the shooting and the connection between the two.

Mr. Brown was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Case is still under investigation by Det. Jake Wilson.


KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.



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