AAA  Aug. 23, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Shooting victim identified
Brad Stacy, The Morehead News, Ky. (TNS)
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Kentucky State Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a man has been fatally shot after two altercations near a rural residence in Rowan County.

Police say Marvin James “Jimmy” Adkins, 24, of Emerson, was allegedly shot by Teddy Johnson, 59, of Morehead.

KSP Trooper Scott Ferrell said the state police and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic dispute earlier on Tuesday morning at 11014 Brown Ridge Road, a few miles from Elliottville.

According to Ferrell, upon the officer’s arrival Adkins fled the scene.

The sheriff’s office utilized its K-9 unit in attempting to track down Adkins.

After about 90 minutes of searching without results, police withdrew from the area.

At about noon, police were again notified of a dispute near the same residence.

The fatal shot delivered by Johnson allegedly happened during the second altercation, police said.

After running away from the residence for approximately 300 yards, Adkins apparently collapsed and later was pronounced dead at the scene.

The KSP told a Lexington TV station that it appears the situation was a father shooting his daughter’s boyfriend.

Rowan County Coroner John Nortchutt said it appears Adkins was shot with a small caliber handgun.

Adkins’ body will undergo an autopsy Wednesday morning in Frankfort.

Johnson is being lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.

The case is under investigation by the KSP.

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