Princeton, KY (Caldwell County) – On June 28, 2018, at approximately 4:14 P.M. the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a call in reference to a shooting that occurred at Mashburn Road in Princeton.
Preliminary investigation reveals that David Gates, 62, of Princeton, went to a residence to speak with an ex-girlfriend. When he arrived at the residence, James Mashburn, 61, of Princeton, came out of the home with a firearm. Mr. Gates started to leave the residence in his vehicle as Mr. Mashburn fired a round striking Mr. Gates.
Mr. Gates was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. Mr. Mashburn was subsequently charged with Assault 1st Degree and lodged in the Caldwell County Detention Center.
Detective Jacob Fortney is the lead investigator. Sgt. Jeffrey Ayres, Det. Luis Palmer, and Trooper Matt Foster assisted in the investigation.