TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

July 27, 2011

Lily shooting under investigation


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene

Staff Writer

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of Bernice Champlin, 74, on Queen Road at Lily.

The sheriff's office got the word of a possible shooting at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputy Gilbert Acciardo reported that “the manner of death is not known, but the first call (to the dispatch center) was that there had been a shooting at this location.”

Her grandson Jeremy Owens, 32, is a person of interest in the shooting, according to Acciardo and had been taken to the sheriff's office.

His brother, Josh Owens was also taken as a possible witness, said Acciardo.

For more on this story, see Thursday's edition of the Times-Tribune.