By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
The death of London lawyer Larry Gilliam is under investigation by London police, the major crimes unit and the Laurel County Coroner.
Friday afternoon, London Police Chief Stewart Walker reported that his department responded to Gilliam’s office in the 100 block of East Fourth Street about two minutes after a call came to the dispatch center at 2:56 p.m.
Walker said, “Upon arrival, officers found Larry Gilliam laying on the floor.” He added that it appeared Gilliam had sustained a single gunshot in the chest.
Walker would not comment as to whether the gunshot was self-inflicted or not.
He also said he could not comment as to whether there is a reason someone could have shot him.
“Everything is still under investigation. Detectives are still on the scene, doing the scene processing,” he said.
Asked if there are any suspects he said, “Not at this time.” He added, “There is no public danger.”
He was unable to discuss the injuries.
“There was only one person in the office,” an employee, “that was the person who called 911.”
She was Gilliam’s wife. And, Walker said, she was discussing with police Friday evening what she may have seen. “She was there, so she would have some kind of knowledge of what was going on. She is not being detained.”
He said, “We have her here giving what she knows about the situation.
He explained that police went into the office for an initial search after the incident was reported, but “once we secure the scene, we obtain a search warrant and go back to the scene” for a full search.
Walker said he could not comment on Gilliam’s state of mind at the time of the incident. He did say, “Every time I’ve had any dealings with him he was always professional and upbeat.”
He said he had no reason to believe someone would want to cause Gilliam harm.
Walker said the case, about three hours old when he spoke, is too fresh to anticipate any arrests.
Ambulance Inc., of Laurel County administered first aid at the scene and took Gilliam to Saint Joseph-London hospital.
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