19-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Teenage Victim Dies From Gunshot Wound

Jun 12, 2018

19-year-old Tyler Jones and 20-year-old Alexis Johnson.
Credit Kentucky State Police

19-year-old Tyler Jones of Ledbetter, Kentucky is being charged with murder after 15-year-old Payton Hurt of Boaz died Sunday night from a shooting incident.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jay Thomas said Jones was initially charged with first degree assault after he allegedly shot Hurt at a gathering in Livingston County on Saturday.


Police also arrested 20-year-old Alexis Johnson and charged her with hindering apprehension.


Jones is being held in the McCracken County Jail and could face the death penalty.


An arraignment hearing for Jones is set for this Thursday.