The Kentucky State Police in Pikeville is investigating a deadly shooting that took place Monday evening in the Volga community of Johnson Co. Information has been limited, but initial reports indicated that the Paintsville/Johnson Co 911 received a call around 7:50 PM Monday evening about a shooting at a home on Dixon Branch. The caller told Dispatch they could not advise who the shooter was. The Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office and the KSP responded to the call and determined Mike Jones, 58 years old from Flat Gap was deceased at the scene, possibly due to a gunshot. The victim was pronounced deceased by the Johnson Co. Coroner’s Office. The body has been taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy and to determine an official cause of death. No arrest have been made at this time and no additional details have been released. WSIP/WKLW News will bring you further updates once they become available. The case remains under investigation by KSP Detective Kevin Newsome.
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