Woman Dies Following Grayson County Shooting

By: Melissa Warren Email
By: Melissa Warren Email

An argument last night at this home here in Clarkson just behind me left one in jail, one injured, and one dead.

Kentucky state police say 84 year old Alva Gussler was living in the house on 48 Tara Lane with his son Micheal Gussler and his wife 59 Laura Ford.

The three had an argument that ended with shots being fired.

"An argument ensued between Alva Gussler and Mrs. Ford. A gun was produced, and she was subsequently shot in the chest," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins.

Micheal Gussler was also shot. Both were taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where ford died upon arrival.
A friend of Ford recalls her frequent trips to the nearby general store.

"I felt like this place gave her a safe place to let things off her shoulders. She was a caretaker. She was a grandmother. She was a mother, and she was a friend, but she didn't have many friends, and she considered me one," said Nolin General Store Manager April Hendren.

Hendren says she would often tell stories about her grandchildren and family.

"It's very tragic after all the family had been through together for it to end like this, and I know her grand kids are going to miss her the most," said Hendren.

Hendren says ford helped care for Gussler at their home.
Micheal Gussler escaped the incident with non-life threatening injuries.

Alva Gussler has been charged with murder and first degree assault. He is being held at the Grayson County Detention Center.

K.S.P say Alva Gussler did not have a known history of violence, and they are continuing their investigation.


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