Morehead State Student Killed, Boyfriend Held

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Morehead State University sophomore has been fatally shot and her boyfriend has surrendered to police.

WLEX-TV in Lexington reported the Rowan County coroner confirmed 21-year-old Cassandra Owens died of multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday.

Police have charged 26-year-old Casey Shay with killing her. Shay turned himself in at the Rowan County Detention Center on Thursday afternoon.

Investigators said Owens and Shay had a child together and the girl was not harmed. She is being cared for by a grandparent.

The shooting occurred in a bedroom at Owens' mobile home Wednesday morning.

Shay is held without bond, pending arraignment.

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