Phillip Lee Lewis III

Phillip Lee Lewis III

GRAY — The man suspected of shooting a Barbourville man last month was arrested Friday in Flint, Michigan.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. Friday, Phillip Lee Lewis, 24, was taken into custody and arrested by a task force in Flint.

Lewis is charged with murder and robbery, first degree. Kentucky State Police said he will also have federal charges pending.

Lewis is suspected in shooting Gary Medlin, 25, of Barbourville. Medlin died as a result of his injuries.

The shooting incident occurred at approximately 12:04 a.m. Jan. 16 when a man entered the A & B Quick Stop at 10354 N US 25E in Gray wearing a gray hoodie, black pants with tan boots. The man went to the back of the store before pointing a handgun at the clerk.

Medlin was a bystander in the store and attempted to flee from the store when the suspect then fired at him. The suspect fired multiple shots at Medlin, striking him.

Medlin was pronounced deceased at the scene by the deputy coroner from the Knox County Coroner's Office.

No other individuals were injured during the shooting.

Lewis was identified as a suspect on Jan. 17 and KSP sought information from the public on his whereabouts.

The task force that located Lewis is made up of Michigan State Police, U.S. Marshalls and FBI. 

Lewis will be lodged in Flint until he can be brought back to Kentucky. 

KSP will release more information as it comes available as the case is still under investigation.

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