Tuesday, May 22, 2012
"STANTON, KY — A Powell County man killed his ex-girlfriend and then fatally shot a bat-wielding woman trying to chase him away from another residence as he hunted for the first woman's new boyfriend during a series of shootings Tuesday, police said.
"The suspect later shot himself in the head and was airlifted to a Lexington hospital, said Kentucky State Police Trooper Endre Samu. His condition was not immediately known.
The shootings in the town of Stanton began about 4:15 p.m. EDT on Sipple Street when Randy Derrickson argued with his former girlfriend, Lori Hall Boswell, about their breakup, Samu said.
"`He just didn't want to accept it,` the trooper said.
"Derrickson, 50, allegedly shot Boswell once in the face with a .38 revolver outside her residence, Samu said.
"Boswell, in her mid-30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Derrickson then drove to another neighborhood in search of Boswell's new boyfriend, who was not there at the time, Samu said.
"A neighbor came outside wielding a baseball bat trying to protect the property, the trooper said.
"`She's trying to chase him off,` the trooper said.
"The woman, who was not immediately identified, was shot twice in the face and pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
"Derrickson then started driving back toward Boswell's property but was stopped at a roadblock. While stopped, Derrickson brandished his weapon toward a Stanton police officer in a vehicle in front of him.
"The officer fired two shots into Derrickson's windshield but the suspect was not struck, Samu said.
"Derrickson then drove away at a high rate of speed headed back to Boswell's neighborhood, where Derrickson also lives, the trooper said. Derrickson stopped short of his house, with police officers in pursuit. The suspect then shot himself in the head, Samu said.
"Derrickson never fired at police. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Winchester and then was being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, the trooper said."