January 28, 2023

Death investigation underway in Somerset after juvenile reportedly shoots man assaulting woman

A death investigation is underway in neighboring Pulaski County, according to law enforcement.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call Monday night on Poplar Estates Road between Somerset and Science Hill.

Officers discovered that a man, identified as 26-year-old Travis Popplewell of Stanford, was assaulting a woman and a juvenile at the home when he was shot and killed by another juvenile with a handgun in the home.

Popplewell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.

An investigation is underway, but so far, no arrests have been made.
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