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Monroe County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 02/02/2015

(Tompkinsville, KY) - Detective Jamie Richard is investigating the death of 19-year-old Cole G. Harlan of Tompkinsville, KY. Post 15 received a call from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department on Sunday, February 1st at approximately 3:57 PM CST, in reference to a male subject (Harlan) that had been transported to the Monroe County Medical Center with a gunshot wound. He was then being transported to Vanderbilt Hospital but was pronounced dead at the Macon County General Hospital, in Tennessee, after EMS was forced to stop en route to Vanderbilt due to Harlan's deteriorating condition. An autopsy will be performed by medical examiners in Tennessee.

The investigation is ongoing. No foul play is suspected. Detective Richard was assisted at the scene by KSP Sgt. Greg Brown, Tpr. Brian Gibson and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.