KSP Post 15 investigating murder in Monroe County

Kentucky State Police Post 15 is investigating a murder that occurred in Monroe County over the weekend.

According to state police, the murder occurred at around 1 p.m. Sunday when 22-year-old Jose Robles of Tompkinsville was involved in a verbal altercation with 27-year-old Austin King and 23-year-old Cory Flippin, both of Tompkinsville.

Robles reportedly fired a weapon, striking both King and Flippin.

Flippin was transported from the scene but passed away at the hospital, and King was transported with life-threatening injuries.

Robles was arrested and charged with murder first degree and assault first degree.

He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

Detective Zach Scott is the investigating officer.

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