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Adair county shooting investigation

Date of News Release: 08/14/2016

Columbia, Ky. (August 14, 2016) - Post 15 was called to the scene of a shooting at approximately 1:18 AM CST at 60 Burnett Road in the limits of Columbia on Saturday morning, August 13th. When investigators arrived, they found the owner of the residence, 22-year-old Christopher Janes, lying in the front yard of the residence with a gunshot wound to the head. 22-year-old Dustin Coomer, of Columbia, was found in an upstairs room of the residence with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The two men had been involved in an argument that led to Janes shooting Coomer before turning the gun on himself.

Both men were transported to TJ Sampson Westlake Hospital and then transferred by helicopter to University of Louisville hospital. Coomer is listed in stable condition; Janes is listed in critical condition. Tpr. Nick Davis is investigating.