Authorities investigate apparent double-murder suicide in Bullitt County

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police are investigating a double murder-suicide in Mt. Washington.

According to the Bullitt County Coroner's office, Michael Smith, 48, is believed to have gone to the home of Ronald Fowler, 50, on Hill Terrace Drive and got into an altercation Saturday night that also involved Pamela Leonard, 46, who was also at the house.

During the altercation, authorities say they believe Smith shot both Fowler and Leonard and then went back to his home in Shepherdsville.

Someone reported shots fired in the neighborhood and when police arrived, they found both Fowler and Leonard dead.

Neighbors say Fowler was very well known in the Hillside Terrace neighborhood, known by many as someone always willing to lend a helping hand.

"Everybody knew Ron. Every time he'd come out to talk to people, he'd always be in his robe and have a beer in his hand," John Catlett, a neighbor, said. "He would do anything. Every time he mowed his yard, he would go over here and mow this lady's yard here. He would just give the shirt off his back. He was just a nice guy."

Forty-five minutes later, someone called Bullitt County 911 about an incident at Smith’s home. When officers arrived, they found Smith dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shootings are still under investigation. 

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