Man charged in uncle's death

A Laurel County man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with murdering his uncle, Kentucky State Police said.

State police were called about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to 1035 Ky. 1376 in East Bernstadt for a reported shooting. Investigators were told that an argument had occurred between Kenneth Ray Begley Jr. and his uncle, Edward Eversole.

Eversole allegedly struck Begley in the head with a glass ashtray during the argument, and then both men left the house, state police said.

Begley returned to the residence first. State police said Begley shot Eversole, who died at the scene, when Eversole arrived at the house.

Begley is being held at the Laurel County Detention Center.