UPDATE: Kentucky State Police said Friday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a Corbin man following an investigation into a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Woodbine.
Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said the warrant has been issued for Nicholas M. Rucker, 38.
The warrant charges Rucker with the murder of 57-year-old Vicki S. Conner. Police say Rucker and Conner were dating.
They were reportedly staying at the residence, which was owned by another individual.
“The homeowner was the one that called 911,” Cochran said.
Rucker fled the scene before police arrived. He reportedly still had the handgun with him when he ran.
Police said up a perimeter around the area Wednesday night in attempt to locate Rucker.
Anyone with information on Rucker’s whereabouts is asking to contact KSP at 606-878-6622, or 1-800-222-5555.
“He should be considered armed and dangerous,” Cochran said.
Callers may remain anonymous.
Kentucky State Police have identified the victim in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Woodbine as a Corbin woman.
Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said the woman is 57-year-old Vicki S. Conner.
Conner was pronounced dead at the scene at the residence at 814 Ky. 1064 near the Woodbine Fire Department.
Police were called to the scene at approximately 7:30 p.m.in response to a 911 call reporting that a female had been shot.
According to radio traffic, emergency personnel initially called for a helicopter to fly the victim from the scene.
However, a short time later, the helicopter was cancelled and the Whitley County Coroner was requested.
State Police asked for assistance from Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies, Corbin Police, Williamsburg Police and Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling as they attempt to locate a male suspect, who is reportedly armed.
A search perimeter was established and K-9 units were working to track the suspect.
As of 8 a.m. Thursday, no arrest has been made.
“The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear and under investigation at this time,” Cochran said.
Conner’s body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy, which is scheduled for today.