2 Flown to UK After Roots Branch Shooting
Fusner may be responsible for a double shooting that occurred on Roots Branch.
A man hunt is underway in Clay County after a man shot two people at a home on Roots Branch Thursday.
Two people, who's identities have not been released, were flown to UK Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. Though their conditions are unknown, police say they believe the victims of the shooting will pull through.
Clay County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police, along with Clay EMS responded to the shooting. All units are out looking for the man who may be responsible.
Police are currently looking for Jeremy Fusner, 21, of Roots Branch. Police believe he may have fled in a white pick-up truck.
A neighbor of Fusner, Virgil Smith, said he heard the gun shots. He was sitting on his porch when the incident occurred.
"A man came running out of the house and yelled for someone to call 911, so I went inside and called and grabbed a gun to protect myself," said Smith.
Smith says he knows Fusner, and said when he heard that Fusner was responsible for the shooting, it seemed unlike him.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at approximately 3:20 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on KY 11 south in Clay County.
Upon arrival Trooper Jeff Senters determined that a maroon, 1994, Toyota, Camry, passenger car, operated by Kimberly Jackson, 27, of Manchester was traveling southbound on KY 11 when it went out of control in a curve, traveled over an embackment and came to rest in a creek.
Jackson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner Danny Finley.
A passenger in the vehicle, Rickie Ramos, 27, of Manchester, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was able to exit the vehicle and was uninjured.
A second passenger, Gabriella Ramos, 5 months of age, who was in a child safety seat, was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital, by EMS, and later pronounced dead by the Clay County Coroner.
Alcohol and/or drug usage is not suspected.
Trooper Senters is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the Manchester Police Department, Clay County EMS, the Lockards Creek Fire Department, the Kentucky Department of Highways and the Clay County Coroner’s Office.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at approximately 9:47 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a two (2) vehicle traffic crash, with injury, at the intersection of KY 149 and US 421 south in the Lockards Creek Community of Clay County.
Lockard's Creek Fire Department and Clay EMS responded to the scene of a fatality.
Upon arrival Trooper Josh Wilson determined that a maroon, 1988, Oldsmobile, Cutlass, passenger car, operated by John R. Russell, 24, of Lockards Creek was turning southbound onto US 421 from KY 149 when it entered the path of a northbound, black, 2004, Jaguar, X-type, passenger car, operated by Betty Bailey, 58, of Big Creek.
Russell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was fatally injured in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner Danny Finley.
This is according to Alcohol Beverage Control Officer Patrick Robinson, who received official word from State ABC Distilled Spirits Administrator Danny Reed Tuesday evening.
The licenses will not be officially issued until Wednesday, says Robinson.
A Clay County legend was laid to rest Friday. Though he is gone, his legacy will remain a staple of Clay County’s history.
Pat House, 90, of Manchester, passed away at his home Tuesday.
Pat was well known in the Manchester community as the owner and operator of Pat’s Snack Bar. Established in 1949, Pat’s Snack Bar was, for many years, one of the only restaurants where you could get a burger, chips, and a pop for one dollar.
Pat’s reputation for grilling up delicious burgers has been fastened in Manchester’s past for over 60 years, and will carry on after his death.
Pat is described by his son, Maurice House, as a man of great work ethic and integrity.
“He was a great father, a man of great integrity,” said House.
A long-time friend of Pat, James Phillips, says Pat House was a man he looked up to.
“I looked up to him because he was a basketball player, a business man, and a friend. Pat worked very hard and always had good advice, whether it was about life or finances,” says Phillips.
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