Police continue search for 'armed and dangerous' man in suspected homicide investigation

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Lexington man allegedly shot and killed Anderson County resident

By The Staff

Police continue to search for a Lexington man — described by police as armed and dangerous — with connections to an ongoing suspected homicide investigation in western Anderson County.

Gary Luttrell, 39, of Lexington is a suspect in the death of a 54-year-old Lawrenceburg man who died of a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police spokeswoman Trooper Kendra Wilson confirmed Monday morning.

Luttrell is considered to be armed and dangerous, Wilson said.

Luttrell may be driving a black 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier with a faded hood with KY Registration 372DAP, according to a KSP release.

If anyone has more information, Kentucky State Police ask residents to contact them immediately at 1-800-222-5555. 

A passerby found Steven Edward Briscoe, 54, 1433 Fairview Road, lying in his own driveway at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning and called 911, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey. 

Deputy Coroner Steve Votaw pronounced Briscoe dead at 11:05 a.m., Tussey said.  

Briscoe died from a shotgun wound to the chest, Tussey said following an autopsy performed Sunday at the medical examiner's office in Frankfort. 

Police are not releasing information as to how many shots were fired, Tussey said. 

The suspect's wife, Leslie M. Luttrell, 39, of Lexington, was believed to have been visiting Briscoe at the time of the shooting, Wilson said.

Considered a missing person and possibly injured, Leslie Luttrell contacted Nelson County 911 Sunday and said she had escaped from her husband.

She was found unharmed in the Shepherdsville area and was interviewed by detectives at Post 12, according to a news release.

The Anderson County Coroner's Office, Anderson County sheriff's office and Kentucky State Police spent most of Saturday photographing and processing the scene at Fairview Road, Tussey said. Anderson County EMS also responded to the scene.

Tussey said police consider Briscoe's death suspicious and are pursuing all available leads in the suspected homicide investigation.

He said he believes Briscoe lived the Fairview Road residence with his son. 

Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation. 

Check www.theandersonnews.com for updates as more information becomes available.