One killed, one jailed after shooting in Letcher County

Chad Bolling

BLACKEY, Ky. — One man is dead and another is in jail, following a shooting Friday night in Letcher County.

State troopers were called to report of a shooting at a home on Route 588 at Blackey just before 9 Friday night. When they arrived, they found Zachary Back, 26, dead of a gunshot wound.

After investigating, police say Back had been in an argument with a neighbor — 37-year-old Chad Bolling — throughout much of the day. Bolling reportedly told police the disagreement turned physical, which led to the shooting.

Police determined that Back was unarmed at the time.

Bolling was arrested and charged with murder and wanton endangerment. He is being held in the Letcher County jail.