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Funeral set for man killed in shooting near Letcher

Funeral services were to be held Wednesday for a 37-year-old Blackey man who was shot and killed early Sunday night during an argument at Boothill Road in the community of Letcher.

Kentucky State Police say David Clayton Richie was shot and killed after Richie assaulted a 47-year-old Cornettsville man, Milburn Glover, near the home of William Banks.

The shooting was reported to KSP Post 13 in Hazard at approximately 6:09 p.m., on March 16. State troopers and members of the Letcher Fire and Rescue Squad responded to the 9-1-1 call.

State police say an “initial investigation” has determined that an argument occurred on Boothill Road, near the Banks residence after Glover arrived at the scene and began arguing with Banks and Richie.

“The verbal argument between the three escalated into a physical altercation, in which Milburn Glover was physically assaulted by David Richie,” a KSP news release says. “Glover produced a firearm and fired a single shot, fatally wounding Richie.”

Richie was pronounced dead at the scene by the Letcher County Coroner’s Office. Glover was arrested and taken to the Perry County Jail. He was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Glover is also being held on a charge contained in an earlier arrest warrant that had been issued against him in an unrelated case.

Charges in relation to the death of Richie are pending as the investigation by Post 13 detectives continues. An autopsy was per- formed Monday at the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. today at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Isom Cemetery at Blackey.

The son of Susan Cole Miller of Winchester and the late Clayton Richie, he is survived by his twin children, Emmitt and Ellie Campbell; a sister, Stephanie Harvey and husband Andrew of Winchester; stepfather, Steve Miller; stepgrandmother, Patsy Miller; and two nephews: Quinton Miller and Finley Harvey.

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