State police say man was run over, then shot

ADAIR COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police say a man in southern Kentucky was shot and killed after he was run over by a car Tuesday.

At approximately 6 p.m. Central time on June 7 state troopers responding to a call from the 5900 block of Russell Springs Road in Eastern Adair County arrived to find 61-year-old Michael Cowan with a gunshot wound to the head.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that someone had struck Cowan with a vehicle before he was shot. Cowan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner's Office.

A short time later, troopers arrested 43-year-old Jeffery D. McGaha of Columbia. He was found walking a short distance from the murder scene after apparently abandoning his vehicle.

McGaha was charged with first degree murder and was being held in the Adair County Jail.  The investigation is ongoing.

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