Man found dead behind Pikeville BSCTC

Tom DotyTimes Columnist

December 19, 2012

Julia Roberts Goad

Staff Writer

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pikeville Police Department Chief Phillip Reed said that a death in the city was appears to be an isolated incident.

According to Chief Reed, his department responded to a call at 10:20 Wednesday morning to the Pikeville campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Officers found a man in the parking lot behind the building dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

PPD said preliminary investigations are showing “at no time was there a threat made to the Technical School or any other school and that is was an isolated incident.”

Model Daycare, which is located on the Big Sandy campus, did go on voluntary lockdown, due to its close proximity to the incident.

The incident is under investigation by the Pikeville Police Department.