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ISP: Owensboro man killed in shooting in Harrison Co., Ind.

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Published: May. 17, 2022 at 5:25 AM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 7:20 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - An Owensboro man was killed in a shooting in Harrison County, Indiana.

State police say 31-year-old Justin Moore had his SUV stopped on the side of State Road 135 near Palmyra around 9:30 Monday night.

Troopers say a Palmyra officer stopped to help, along with two others in a pick-up truck.

ISP says shots were fired right after they got out of their cars.

They say Moore died on scene as did one of the good samaritans who stopped to help. He was identified as 24-year-old Jacob McClanahan of Cordyon.

Investigators say they don’t know who fired the gun, how many weapons were involved, nor how many shots were fired.

“I totally understand the public’s desire for answers and what happened,” said ISP Sgt. Carey Huls. “It’s not every day something like this happens on the side of a highway, and when you hear someone stops to help and you hear something tragic like this happens red flags go off in everybody’s minds and we wanna know answers.”

Officials are relying on autopsy results and witness statements to help them figure out who fired the gun.

“A lot of things going on, they just like to dot their i’s and cross their t’s before they put that information out there,” Huls said.

We’re told the autopsies for both men are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Corydon.

The officer that stopped to help went to the hospital with minor injuries.

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