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Knott Co. homeowner shot multiple times, kills gunman(TN)
wkyt.com ^ | 26 December, 2012 | NA

Posted on 12/27/2012 8:45:59 PM PST by marktwain

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly shooting.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Christmas night, Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call that a person was possibly shot at the Jamestown Village Trailer Park in the Talcum community of Knott County.

Police tell WKYT their early investigation indicates that two male subjects went to the residence of Ricky Sweet and asked to borrow gasoline. Police say that Sweet retrieved some gas from an outside storage building, when one of the individuals pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Police say Sweet fought back and gun fire was exchanged.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; guncontrol; home; secondamendment; tn
They are searching for the accomplice.
1 posted on 12/27/2012 8:46:07 PM PST by marktwain
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Sweet, age 61, received multiple gunshots and was transported to the Hazard ARH and later transferred to University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. Aaron Pratt, age 45, of Pinetop, received a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner. We know who was the better shot.
2 posted on 12/27/2012 8:50:50 PM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Gasshog

Is Pratt an Amish name?


3 posted on 12/27/2012 9:03:37 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: marktwain

If you aren’t sure what a handgun looks like, there is a picture of one in the article.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 9:22:11 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Looked like a Glock sub-compact, maybe a 26.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 9:42:38 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Gasshog
Aaron Pratt, age 45, of Pinetop, received a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner.

I bet he never tries that again.

6 posted on 12/27/2012 9:56:04 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: marktwain

Can anyone tell me who the hell these people are that are talking about it here?

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TGV70KVNVPKCFVQ89/p2

Is this white (meth?) trash, or sons of obama?


7 posted on 12/27/2012 10:15:34 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Gasshog

Tough old guy - they had the drop on him and he still got them albeit not without a cost.

Still... ‘you should see the other guy’.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 10:19:05 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

Sweet! I love a good Pratt fall.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 10:28:51 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: marktwain

Hazard, KY? Maybe a couple of good ol’ boys driving the General Lee will get to the accomplice before the cops do.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 11:28:18 PM PST by ryderann
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To: ryderann

Given Roscoe and Cletus’s track record. I reckon you’re right!


11 posted on 12/28/2012 12:10:09 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: marktwain

Hazard was a rough town in the 30’s when my grandfather patrolled
there as a KY state trooper. It’s still a rough place....most of appalachian
towns can be tough and dangerous.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 12:24:43 AM PST by nvscanman
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To: MHGinTN

I have that Model, and yes it looks identical. However, this looks like an odd color stock photo of some sort. My guess is the author just pulled this one out of his keester.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 2:31:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Yehuda

Certainly not Amish....if so, you’d have heard something similar to the famous Neal Boortz “Boo Got Shot” dialogue.


14 posted on 12/28/2012 2:36:14 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Yehuda

That’s an almost unbelievable look at meth culture


15 posted on 12/28/2012 2:43:33 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Spktyr

If he would have just given them his wallet and not pulled out his gun and shot them he wouldn’t have got shot - the mind of a deranged liberal. Yeah tell that to my buddy whose family was held at gunpoint during a home invasion by 2 black thugs and later driven by one of them to a local ATM to dump out all their money and then would have probably been shot and dumped somewhere and the family executed. He knew what was up and jumped out of the vehicle and saved himself and his family. He ended up crushing part of his face and has never looked the same all because of those thugs.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 3:23:40 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Yehuda

I seriously doubt he was anything more than a drugged up white boy (man). This is Hazard Co., KY. Sort of like the Hatfields and McCoys.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 3:32:57 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Yehuda

Those comments look like the start of a script for a reality show.

In fact, aren’t these people on TV already?


18 posted on 12/28/2012 4:47:20 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: marktwain

Nothing good happens in a trailer park after midnight...er after 10 pm. I should know... I lived in a trailer park for almost twenty-five years.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 5:56:24 AM PST by driftless2
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To: marktwain

FYI

Justified returns to FX channel next week I think....... great TV. SE Kentucky theme


20 posted on 12/28/2012 6:04:57 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Mark

no


21 posted on 12/28/2012 6:06:27 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Argh.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 6:11:01 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Safetgiver; muir_redwoods; Gaffer

I thank you all kindly!


23 posted on 12/28/2012 7:34:31 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: Right Wing Assault

I confess to watching too much stupid TV, but I can proudly say I have never watched more than 5 minutes of any reality show.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 10:42:17 PM PST by Yehuda
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