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Kentucky State Police Arrest and Charge Martin County Resident with Murder after Shooting Incident in Lawrence County

Date of Release: 11/21/2017

Ashland, Ky. (November 21, 2017) – On Tuesday November 20, 2017 at approximately 1:20 am the Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland was contacted by Lawrence County 911 and advised of a possible shooting in rural Lawrence County. Troopers and Deputies responded to 6330 Yellow Creek Road and located Randy Sherman Blevins, age 35, who was deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers began clearing the area and located a second victim deceased inside the residence. Mary Evans-Smith, age 50, was located inside the residence and was deceased from a fatal gunshot wound.

During the course of the investigation information was obtained which identified Elden Shannon Muncy as the shooter involved in this incident. Information was obtained linking Muncy, Blevins and Evans-Smith to interactions with each other in the past. (Specific details surrounding the shootings (type of weapon, number of shots fired, why the incident occurred, etc.) are currently not available for release.

Elden Shannon Muncy, age 21, of 4701 Buffalo Horn in Martin County, was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. He was charged with the following: Murder (2 Counts)

Autopsies are scheduled for both Blevins and Evans-Smith at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY. (Results of each autopsy will be made available upon completion of the investigation.)

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police K-9, West Virginia State Police, and the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office.

Case remains under investigation by Detective David Boarman.

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