Martin, KY. (April 06, 2021) –The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a 911 call on Monday, April 05, 2021, regarding a shots fired complaint in Floyd County.
KSP troopers and investigators responded to a residence on Bucks Branch where they discovered two men had been shot.
The initial investigation indicated Racheal Hamilton, Brian Shepherd, and Jacob Hamilton were involved in an altercation. During the incident Racheal Hamilton discharged a firearm striking Shepherd and also wounding Jacob.
Brian Shepherd suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Jacob Hamilton suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Pikeville Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detective Tony Tackett is leading the investigation. He was assisted on scene by KSP personnel and Lifeguard Ambulance Service.
This investigation will be presented to the Floyd County Grand Jury. No charges have been filed at this time.
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