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Gallatin County Emergency Management Agency: Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Warsaw

Gallatin County Schools on 1 hour delay
Posted at 7:07 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 19:35:04-04

WARSAW, Ky. -- An apparent murder-suicide left two people dead and closed a major road in downtown Warsaw Monday morning, according to the Gallatin County Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky State Police.

It's not clear what led to the shooting, which happened just before 5 a.m. near a Family Dollar Store at East Main Street and First Street. 

Sheriff Josh Neale witnessed the situation and tried to deescalate it before it turned deadly, according to Kentucky State Police. When he arrived, 35-year-old Treigh Monroe of Louisville was holding 54-year-old Dwight Wesley of Bennington, Indiana, at gunpoint. 

State police said negotiations stalled and Monroe shot Wesley before shooting himself.

Monroe died in the street, and Wesley died at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, according to Gallatin County EMA. Both will undergo autopsies Tuesday in Louisville.

Police closed Main Street, which is also U.S. Route 42. Gallatin County Schools were on a one-hour delay.

"There is no threat in Warsaw (and) everyone is accounted for," Gallatin County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook at about 7:30 a.m.

Kentucky State Police believe one of the men lived in the area, while the other did not.