Three members of family found dead in Kentucky

HYDEN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of three people in Kentucky (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

Police say a husband and wife and their adult son have been found dead in an eastern Kentucky community.

Authorities also say someone fired shots at a Kentucky State Police trooper who was on his way to the crime scene.

State police Master Trooper Jody Sims says the husband and wife were found dead Monday evening in their home in Leslie County. They were identified as 64-year-old Larry Bowling and 61-year-old Norma Bowling.

Their son, 38-year-old Chad Bowling, was found dead outside a neighboring residence in the Yeaddiss community.

Sims says all three had gunshot wounds. He says no suspect has been identified.

Police say they obtained an arrest warrant for a 52-year-old man wanted on one count of attempted murder of a police officer. The suspect is accused of ramming a trooper’s cruiser and firing shots at the lawman, who was not injured.


11:43 a.m.

Police are searching a heavily wooded, hilly area of eastern Kentucky after finding three people shot to death in neighboring homes.

Kentucky State Police say authorities are looking for a 52-year-old suspect.

Master Trooper Jody Sims says two bodies were found inside one home and the third was found in another Monday evening in Leslie County. Their names have not yet been released.

Sims says a trooper was responding to an initial report of shots fired when another driver rammed the cruiser and fired shots at the trooper.

He says the driver fled on foot. News outlets report the trooper was not injured.