McCracken Deputy Involved in Accidental Shooting
By Bill Hughes
PADUCAH, KY - A McCracken County Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after what is being called an accidental shooting over the weekend involving his mother.

Sheriff Jon Hayden said he got a call from Carlisle County Sheriff Steve Perry about 7:30 pm Saturday, telling him that deputy Cory Golightly had been involved in what was initially described as an accidental shooting. Hayden said the gun that discharged was a .38 revolver, which is not a department-issued weapon. He added that Golightly was placed on administrative leave until an investigation is completed by the Carlisle County Sheriff.

Hayden said he requested a copy of the investigation, and he hopes to have it sometime this week, but he hasn't spoken to Sheriff Perry since Saturday.

According to a family member's Facebook page, Golightly's mother was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, where she underwent abdominal surgery, but is still in serious condition.

Published 09:55 PM, Monday May. 04, 2015
Updated 05:28 PM, Tuesday May. 05, 2015

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