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Police: Man shot, killed niece during altercation

Joe Collins (Source: Clay Co. Detention Center) Joe Collins (Source: Clay Co. Detention Center)

LONDON, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky Sate Police arrested a Manchester man Monday after he shot and killed his niece during an altercation in Clay County, police said.

KSP responded to the scene of a shooting on KY Highway 149 in the Hector community of Clay County around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

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Police say when officers arrived on the scene, they found that Joe B. Collins, 64, had shot his niece Goldie E. Bowling, 41.

Collins was arrested at the scene and booked into the Clay County Detention Center on charges of first-degree murder. 

Bowling was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the Clay County coroner.

An autopsy is pending.

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