Monroe County man arrested, charged after double shooting

Monroe County man arrested, charged after double shooting

Monroe County man arrested, charged after double shooting

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 29 at 11:42 PM

THOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Monroe County man has been arrested after Kentucky State Police say he shot two people.

According to police 58-year-old Ricky Wyatt of Austin, Kentucky shot 34-year-old Christopher Burgess and 49-year-old Rita Downing after an altercation Sunday afternoon.

Police say Burgess sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen while Downing sustained a gunshot to the arm.

Both victims were flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are non-life threatening.

Wyatt has been charged with first degree assault charges.

He’s currently booked at the Monroe County Jail.
 

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