A man was found dead and a woman was shot near Berea, Kentucky State Police said Wednesday.
The woman with a gunshot wound to her arm met police at Gold Star Chili. Her injuries weren’t life-threatening, and she was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, said Trooper Robert Purdy, a spokesman for the Richmond state police post.
The woman told police she was held against her will overnight at her home on Guynn Road about a mile west of Berea. The woman was shot before she escaped, and told police she heard a gunshot while leaving her home Wednesday morning.
Purdy did not know how much time elapsed between when she was shot and when she escaped.
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Someone who was driving past the home saw a man lying in the yard, and the coroner determined he died at the scene, Purdy said. The man appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Purdy said.
The man was later identified as Nathan Johnson, 44, of Berea, said Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Thursday at the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort.
The name of the woman was not released but she and Johnson were an estranged couple, Purdy said. State police were notified about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.