Ashland man killed woman in Pulaski, then killed himself

An Ashland man shot and killed a woman in Pulaski County late Wednesday and then killed himself, Burnside police said.

The finding by the state Medical Examiner's Office was that Robyn R. Slone, 37, of Ashland was murdered, and Mark A. Willis, 31, committed suicide, according to a news release from the Burnside Police Department.

The shootings occurred at an apartment just off U.S. 27 in Burnside, shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Burnside Police Chief Craig Whitaker said Slone was staying in Burnside because she worked for a company doing a construction project at the Cooper Station power plant, which overlooks Lake Cumberland just outside the city.

Willis had been Slone's boyfriend at some point and had come to see her, Whitaker said.

Whitaker declined to comment on what led to the shooting and on the type of gun involved, saying the investigation is continuing.