Man charged for murdering his brother

A Letcher County man is in jail after Kentucky State Police say he shot and killed his brother early Monday morning.  Around 4:45am, Troopers from Post 13 responded to a home on Cane Hollow Road in the Colson Community after receiving reports that a man was unresponsive in his basement.  Once inside the residence, they discovered 40 year old Timothy Proffitt deceased from an apparent gunshot to the abdomen.  The initial investigation at the scene led Troopers to the arrest of 44 year old Eddie Ryan Proffitt, Timothy’s brother.  Troopers say the two men lived together at the residence, but they are still working to determine exactly what led up to the shooting.  The investigation is ongoing, but officials at Post 13 say there is no indication that anyone else was involved.