Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Burnside, KY: Police: Assault rifle, knives, ammunition found in car after suspected murder-suicide

BURNSIDE, Ky. — Police in southern Kentucky say a man who allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and then himself had numerous guns, knives and several rounds of ammunition inside his car at the time of the attack.

Burnside Police Chief Craig Whitaker told The Commonwealth-Journal that 31-year-old Mark A. Willis of Ashland had a .223 assault rifle and a couple of combat knives in his car when he killed 37-year-old Robyn R. Sloan on April 11.

Whitaker said the shootings occurred at an apartment just off U.S. 27 in Burnside.

Whitaker said Willis, who had been Slone's boyfriend at one time, had gone to see her. He said Slone was staying in Burnside for a work project.

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