Shooting Ruled Accidental


Kentucky State Police are calling the shooting death of a Muhlenberg County teenager an accident.

Fifteen year old Travis Whittaker of Powderly was killed Monday afternoon when he was struck in the head by a bullet.

Kentucky State Police say Whittaker’s stepfather, Bryan Deering, was cleaning his pistol when it fired.

KSP says interviews have been completed and they are awaiting final lab results, but as of now the shooting is being called accidental.

Whittaker was a freshman at Muhlenberg North High School.