HAZARD, Ky. (AP) A man shot and killed an elected official and a county employee at an eastern Kentucky convenience store Friday, then turned the gun on himself, a deputy coroner said.
Jerry Fugate, 55, shot Magistrate Jimmy Darrell Neace and county road department employee Lewallen Caudill, according to deputy coroner Kyle Wolfe.
Police said the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ben's Quick Stop near Hazard, a rural town more than 100 miles southeast of Lexington.
Wolfe said Neace, 53, and Caudill, 60, each were shot once at close range with a shotgun in the parking lot before Fugate shot himself.
Neace's brother, Don Neace, told the Lexington Herald Leader that he can't understand why anyone would want to kill him.
"It just doesn't make sense," he said.