WASHINGTON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The shooting death of a Bardstown man near Springfield is under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
According to a KSP news release, the Washington County Sheriff's Department was contacted by KSP about 10 a.m. on June 14 regarding the discovery of an unknown man lying inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim, later identified at Yul A. Rayford, 51, was found alive by a landowner off Bloomfield Road about one-and-a-half miles north of Springfield. Rayford was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital where he died at 10:20 p.m.
Rayford was last seen by a family member at his home in Bardstown about 7 a.m. on June 14.
A preliminary autopsy report indicates Rayford died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Police did not recover a weapon from the scene.
No one is in custody.
Anyone with information about the crime should call Kentucky State Police at 800-222-5555.