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Wayne County double murder investigated

By Greg Bird

The Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation in to a double murder and officer involved shooting in Wayne County last week.

According to the KSP Troopers responded to the Oil Valley community around 9:25 p.m. Friday evening after the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance after discovering a double murder and a fatal shooting of the suspect in the case by a deputy.

The press release states: “Upon arrival, KSP Detectives determined that Paul E. Dolen, 57, of Monticello had shot and killed his wife Sandra D. Dolen, 55, of Monticello at their residence. He then proceeded to a nearby residence and shot and killed his cousin Russell F. Dolen, 62, of Monticello.”

“Wayne County Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene and located Paul Dolen in a barn on the family property armed with two hand-guns and a rifle. Paul Dolen fired shots in the direction of the Deputies, who then returned fire striking and killing him.”

“The two Deputies were not injured during the shooting and have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in all officer involved shootings.”

The KSP states they have yet to determine a motive in the killings.

KSP Detective Eric Moore is in charge of the two murder investigations. The KSP Critical Incident Response Team is in charge of the officer involved shooting investigation. They were assisted at the scene by Troopers from Post 11, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Coroner’s Office and Wayne County EMS.

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