Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Car Chase Ends With Two Dead, Shooter Hospitalized

"DRY RIDGE, KY — Authorities say a Grant County man fatally shot his estranged wife and a man she was with before turning the gun on himself.

"The shooting was reported late Monday night on Mulligan Road outside Dry Ridge, said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

"Dills said Shaun E. Hiles, 35, admitted to fatally shooting 35-year-old Nicole Hiles, his estranged wife, and 32-year-old Larry G. Whiteker, a man authorities believe Nicole Hiles was seeing.

"Dills said Nicole Hiles was staying with a friend near what became the scene of the double homicide. He said it is not clear where the pursuit started, but believes Shaun Hiles, angered with his estranged wife for seeing another man, followed Nicole and Whiteker down Vallandingham and onto Mulligan, where he hit the blue pickup truck they were driving with his silver SUV.

"A tall grassy area a few feet from the intersection had tire tracks showing the truck's path before stopping.

"Shaun Hiles `had been chasing after them,` Dills said. `We're learning that his wife was seeing this other person and he was upset over it.`

"Hiles then fatally shot his wife, who was in the passenger seat of the pickup truck, Dills said. He then put down that gun, picked up a .223 caliber rifle with a large-capacity magazine, jumped out of his SUV and began to fire inside the truck, killing Whiteker, Dills said. Whiteker suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

"Hiles then turned the gun on himself. He was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Tuesday he was in the intensive care unit, being treated for at least two gunshot wounds.

"Dills said deputies were at the hospital, but it could be some time before the suspect is fully questioned."

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