Pippa Passes, KY. (June 5, 2021) –On June 4, 2021, at approximately 3:02 A.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a call that a male subject had been shot at a residence on KY-899, in the Pippa Passes community of Knott County.
Troopers responded to the scene and located Michael Adams, 29, of Beaver, with a gunshot wound to his arm. Initial investigation indicates that Adams had been into a verbal altercation with his mother. During the altercation, Adams’ brother, Justin Harris, 25, of Beaver, discharged a firearm striking Adams. Harris left the scene prior to the arrival of Law Enforcement. Adams’ was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Troopers were able to obtain arrest warrants through the Knott County Attorney’s Office for Harris. On June 4, 2021, at approximately 8:21 P.M, Troopers located Harris in the Langley community of Floyd County, where he was placed under arrest without incident.
Adams was charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and lodged into Kentucky River Regional Jail. This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Nathan Roark.
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