Kentucky man dead when threats escalated to an exchange of gunfire in man’s house

Published 6:06 am Monday, August 16, 2021

A Kentucky man is dead after reportedly exchanging gunshots with a man inside his house.

Kentucky State Police were called to the scene of a deadly shooting in Clay County.

The shooting between Jason L. Taylor, 41, and Brandon L. Smith, 21, occurred on Pleasant Grove Loop Road.

Taylor reportedly made several threats to Smith saying that he would come over to Smith’s house.

Soon after Taylor reportedly arrived at Smith’s house with a gun, walked inside the house, where the two individuals exchanged gunfire.

Troopers said Taylor sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead by the Clay County Coroner’s Office.

Another person also suffered gunshots wounds and was taken to a local hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Taylor’s body was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.