Kentucky police: Argument in car turns deadly; woman charged with murder.

Published 5:57 am Monday, April 12, 2021

A woman is charged with murder after an argument inside a car turned deadly.

Ashlee R. Bytheway, 36, was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Brandon J. Probus , 31.

Kentucky State Police report that troopers received a call about a fatal shooting in McCreary County at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Troopers said Bytheway and Probus were in a verbal argument according to McCreary County 911.

An investigation determined Bytheway shot Probus once while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car. He was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital where the Pulaski County Coroner pronounced him dead.

Probus was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Kentucky State Police arrested Bytheway on charges of murder and took her to the Knox County Detention Center.

This incident remains under investigation.