LOUISA, KY. (WSAZ) – A recent grand jury has found insufficient evidence to issue an indictment in a deadly shooting in Lawrence County, Kentucky, back in May.
Ricky Baisden, 49, of Cedgap died in the shooting on May 30.
The shooting happened in the Woodland Drive area.
Sheriff Garrett Roberts said that Basiden came out of wooded area, armed with a 20-gauge shotgun and threatened to shoot two men working on a rental cabin.
Roberts says the two men told investigators there was a struggle over the gun and one shot was fired into the porch ceiling. The men said that Basiden regained control of the gun, reloaded, and fired at them.
As Basiden was reloading, the man who was shot at pulled out a handgun and shot Basiden in what he said was self defense.
Roberts says alcohol was believed to be a factor in Baisden’s behavior.
Sheriff Garrett Roberts says the victim is Ricky Baisden, 49, of Cedgap.
The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. in the Woodland Drive area of Cedgap, which is off of Highway 32, west of Louisa.
Sheriff Roberts says the shooting happened after Baisden allegedly came out of wooded area, armed with a 20-gauge shotgun and threatened to shoot two men working on a rental cabin.
Roberts says the two men told investigators there was a struggle over the gun and one shot was fired into the porch ceiling. The Sheriff says Baisden then regained possession of the gun, reloaded, and then fired the gun at one of the men, missing him.
As Baisden was reloading, the man who was shot at, pulled out a handgun and shot Baisde at least twice in what he said was self defense.
Baisde died at the scene.
Sheriff Roberts says the case will now be turned over to grand jury for possible charges.
Roberts says alcohol is believed to be a factor in Baisden’s behavior.
It happened around 7:30 p.m.in the Cedcap Area of Highway 32.
People living nearby say they heard two or three light caliber shots and then about five heavy caliber shots, and many didn't think much of it.
However, one man we spoke with at the house where this shooting took place, painted a pretty scary picture with details he says he got directly from the man who pulled the trigger.
He says he would have been there too, but had left shortly before it happened. He was told after he left, the victim came running down a hillside where the other men were, dressed in camouflage, and holding a gun above his head.
That's when he apparently started arguing with one of them about letting him go from working on that house and pointed a gun at them. Witnesses say he then fired the gun and the other man shot him.
No arrests have been made and the Sheriff's Department has not yet released the names of those involved.