UPDATE: Hopkins County Shooting Leaves Woman Dead; Suspect on the Loose

Massive manhunt underway in Hopkins County for the suspect that shot a woman and child.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 7:46 PM
Updated: Aug 15, 2020 7:41 AM

UPDATE: The Hopkins County Sheriff has released the name of the suspect in the shooting death of a woman in Earlington on Friday afternoon.

Deputies believe Dennis Stone, 32, shot the woman and her baby, who is in the hospital.

The victim has been identified as Nicole Merrill.

The shooting happened at the Ideal Market located in the 100 block of East Main Street.

Authorities do not believe the general public is in danger, at this time.

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The Hopkins County Sheriff and his deputies are searching for the man responsible for killing a woman and shooting a child.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon at a gas station in Earlington.

A massive manhunt is underway in the county.

Right now, authorities are not releasing the name of the suspect.

The child is hospitalized.

44News will keep you updated as this story develops.

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