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Woman dead in Knott shooting, man under arrestFree Access

Shooting occurred Thursday night at Yellow Creek

A Knott County woman is dead and a man is in police custody following a shooting on Yellow Creek overnight.

Kentucky State Police received a report of shots fired about 11:20 p.m. Thursday night, and troopers arrived at the scene about 20 minutes later. While on the scene, more shots were fired inside a house on Yellow Creek.

The state police Special Response Team, and the Knott County Sheriff’s Department also responded and spent the night outside the residence. About 6 a.m. Friday, officers took a man into custody and searched the house. A female was found dead inside.

The incident is still under investigation by detectives from the KSP. The cause of the incident is not yet known, and names have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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