Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post 09, are continuing their investigating of a shooting that took place in Pike Co. on Thursday. Troopers say the shooting happened around 12 PM at a home in the Freeburn Community of Pike Co. on Peter Fork Road. Post 09 received a call advising a shooting had occurred and the victim was being transported to the hospital in a private vehicle. Upon the arrival of Troopers and Detectives it was discovered Kevin Adkins had been shot by his brother David. The reason for this shooting is still unclear as Detectives are still processing information, but it turns out this is not the first time Police have been called to this location for a shooting. In June of 2017, David Adkins was arrested for shooting this same brother. He was initially charged with attempted murder, but a grand jury later dropped that charge to second-degree assault. Three months ago, he pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and was released on a 12-month suspended sentence. This time around, David Adkins was arrested on several unrelated charges, as well as being charged with Assault 1st. No other information has been officially released as of news time. The Assault case is under the investigation of Detective Phillips.
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