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5 dead after 'horrific murder spree' in Johnson County

12 February 2018

While searching for the suspect, Troopers were called to a home on Mill Street where they found the suspect's vehicle parked outside. "The lives of four innocent victims were taken".

'Sheriff Price led a search of the apartment complex, ' the Johnson County Sheriff's Department. Then, in a search for suspect Jospeh Nickell, two additional victims were found dead at an apartment complex, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said.

The names of the four victims were not initially released and Price said later in another Facebook post they were killed in "a multiple murder of family".

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Police are at two deadly shooting scenes that leave five people, including the suspected gunman, dead in Johnson County.

'This has been a horrific murder spree, ' he said.

Paintsville 911 received a call at 3:33 p.m. Saturday about a shooting in the McKenzie Branch area. Authorities found the bodies of two more shooting victims, along with Nickell, inside one of the apartments. "The perpetrator then took his own life".

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Authorities determined that Nickell fatally shot the four other people, the station reported.

"As officers, one of our first concerns is for the surviving family members", he concluded. I have worked in law enforcement for 34 years. Pictures posted to Facebook by Nickell show he had a gun collection. A message left for Price and Kentucky State Police, who are involved in the investigation, weren't immediately returned Sunday.

'No matter how many deaths you have seen or how many scenes you have been on, it never gets easier'.

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5 dead after 'horrific murder spree' in Johnson County