KSP investigating fatal shooting in Caldwell Co.

KSP investigating fatal shooting in Caldwell Co.
The Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, were contacted by Caldwell County Dispatch in reference to a shooting that took place in the 100 block of Wood Lane on July 3 around 7:30 p.m. (Source: WLBT)

PRINCETON, Ky. (KFVS) - The Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, were contacted by Caldwell County Dispatch in reference to a shooting that took place in the 100 block of Wood Lane on July 3 around 7:30 p.m.

Through investigation, detectives discovered 43-year-old Joe R. Curnell, of Dawson Springs, Ky., had shot 24-year-old James Bannister, of Eddyville, Ky., with a handgun.

Bannister was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Curnell was arrested at his residence in Dawson Springs on July 4 around 12:43 a.m.

Curnell was lodged in the Caldwell County Detention Center where he was charged with Murder, Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

The investigation ongoing.

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