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Kentucky State Police investigate fatal shooting

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CALDWELL CO. (WSIL) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal shooting out of Caldwell County.

Officials say they received a call around 7:30 p.m. on Friday about a shooting in the 100 block of Wood Lane.

Detectives say Joe Curnell (43) of Dawson Springs shot James Bannister (24) of Eddyville with a handgun. Bannister was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Curnell was arrested at his residence in Dawson Springs on Saturday around 12:43 a.m. He was lodged in the Caldwell County Detention Center and is facing charges of murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and tampering with physical evidence.

Eric Jamnik

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