Casey teen dies from gunshot wound

November 25, 2003

LIBERTY -Authorities are investigating a shooting that caused the death of a teenager Monday night on Hurricane Ridge Road, 14 miles east of here.

Joshua Mullins, 18, of Yosemite was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. at the scene by Casey Coroner Tommy Clark. Mullins apparently died of a gunshot wound to the lower back and hip area, according to Clark.

The death was caused by a .306-caliber rifle, used for deer hunting, that apparently went off as Mullins attempted to get out of a car driven by Chris Carman of Danville, according to state police Detective George Atwood. The gun was found at the scene.

Atwood said Mullins was in the car with Carman, and Roger and Troy Carman, both of Yosemite, when the car stopped at the Roger Carman residence on Hurricane Ridge Road.


"As they attempted to get out of the car, one of the men was getting the rifle out when it went off and shot Josh," said Atwood. There were two rifles in the auto.

Clark said an autopsy was performed this morning in Frankfort.

The shooting reportedly occurred at 9:30 p.m. and remains under investigation by state police and the Casey County Sheriff's Department. Atwood said evidence in the case will be submitted later to a Casey County grand jury.

Mullins was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Mullins of Yosemite.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Morris-Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill.

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