Man arrested for Campbellsville murder

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Posted on April 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 20 at 11:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Authorities in Taylor County have charged a man with murder after the shooting death of a 60-year-old man Friday.

According to police, Richard Riggs is accused of shooting Orvey Carl Harris in his home in the 10000 block of Saloma Road in Campellsville, Ky.

Harris was shot one time in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. Those who heard the sirens last night say they are shocked to learn of a murder in rural Taylor County. “ It’s sad somebody died…leaving a family behind without a dad,” said Liza Curtis.

Police say Riggs and Harris had gotten into some type of argument in the home and that led to the shooting. According to Harris’ sister, his wife was also home at the time of the shooting.

His sister says that Riggs is no stranger to the family. Riggs and his wife live near Harris’ daughter, and Harris’ sister also worked with Riggs’ wife in the past.

Riggs, of Maple Road in Campbellsville, has been charged with murder.

Harris leave behind four children.

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