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Man accused of killing girlfriend in Paducah, Ky.

Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 1:47 PM CDT
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PADUCAH, KY. (KFVS) - The Paducah Police Department arrested and charged a man for murder on Sunday, September 12.

According to Paducah Police Department, officers responded to a woman shot on Sunday morning, just after 1 a.m., on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When the officers arrived to the scene, they found Sallie Newton, 53 of Paducah, injured from gun shot wounds.

Paducah Police helped Newton on the scene before she was transported by an ambulance to a local hospital.

She later died from her injuries.

The Paducah Police say Newton and her boyfriend, Justin Davis, had been driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and started arguing.

Where they then pulled over to the side of the road and continued to argue.

The officers also say in an interview with detectives, Davis stated he retrieved a handgun pointing it at himself as well as Newton during the argument.

Davis then stated both he and Newton started struggling over the gun while it was pointed at Newton.

The gun went off and hit Newton.

Davis was charged with murder and is currently in the McCracken County Jail.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444- 8550.

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