Murder investigation underway in Madisonville


Madisonville Police are investigating the death of a woman late Monday night as a murder.

Police said they initially received a call around 10:30 p.m. from Sugg Street where a man said his fiance had been shot.

Madisonville Police said they found Ashley Egan lying unresponsive on the living room floor of a home.

Egan was taken to Baptist Health where she died. 

Dominick Alexander Yarbrough was also injured in the incident, and was taken to the hospital, according to police. Yarbrough, the fiance of Egan, was shot in the leg.

According to MPD, an argument inside the mobile home led to the shooting. Police don’t know what led to the argument .

Police have released that a handgun was involved. A neighbor living at a nearby trailer tells Eyewitness News he heard a gunshot Monday night.

“Suddenly, I saw my granddaughter, my grandson, and my daughter hollering out the door. I said, ‘There’s something wrong,'” recalled William Kirkwood, who lives by the scene of the shooting. 

“I saw a man sitting right there,” he says. “He was shot in the leg. They were here for a long time.”

Madisonville Police say an infant was also in the home at the time, but wasn’t harmed. 

“It kind of scared me. I got nervous last night,” says Kirkwood. Two other neighbors tell Eyewitness News they also hears shots fired rapidly and were startled when they heard them. Several add the two shooting victims lived at the Sugg Street address for only a few weeks. 

Maj. Andy Rush of the Madisonville Police Dept. says Egan was originally from Florida. Investigators are searching through her cell phone as part of their investigation into what led up to the shooting.

“We did cell phone forensics, as far as taking her cell phone, and we’re doing phone dumps on it and everything, trying to do everything from read text messages to emails to contact with other people she’d been in contact with to try to figure out what exactly happened on up to it,” says Maj. Rush.

No arrests have been made. Police also are looking to talk with people of interest in connection with the case.

Madisonville Police are asking anyone with information on the incident on Sugg Street to call (270) 821-1720 or Crime Stoppers at (270) 825-1111.

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(This story was originally published on February 5, 2019)

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