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Kentucky State Police investigating apparent suicide of suspect in Breckenridge County

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Kentucky State Police say they are investigating after a suspect shot himself Wednesday morning.

Police in Breckenridge County were called to a home in Leitchfield for a domestic disturbance Tuesday night. When they arrived family members said 32-year-old Nevin Shawver was inside with a gun threatening to kill himself.

Officers initially set up a perimeter and tried to contact Shawver, but, upon entering the house, found he was not there.

A warrant was issued for his arrest for endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing.

When police eventually caught up with Shawver Wednesday morning, they say the suspect shot himself and was pronounced dead on scene.

Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the death.

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