Wrongful Death Eric Scott Pitman Killed in Pulaski County

Investigators say a shooting happened early Saturday morning on the banks of Fishing Creek at a popular camping area in the Oil Center area of Pulaski County.

Eric Scott Pitman, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Kentucky State Police identified the shooter as Ricky Smittle, Jr., 50, of Eubank, Ky.

Investigators say the shooting stems from an argument that got out of hand.

Ricky Smittle, Jr. was arrested a short time later and taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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