Armed Robbery Attempt in Estill County Leaves One Robber Dead, Two Others Wounded


Irvine, KY. (October 6, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is conducting an investigation following an attempted armed robbery that occurred around midnight on Richmond Road, just west of Irvine.

The initial investigation indicates that three armed men, entered a residence occupied by two individuals, at which time an altercation occurred and multiple shots were fired. As a result, all three alleged attempted robbers were shot. One man,James Baker, 26 years old of Mallie, KY, was fatally injured and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Estill County Coroner. The two other men were transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The two occupants inside the residence were not injured during the incident.

No charges have been filed at this time, and KSP is not searching for any additional suspects. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Austin Brashear. He was assisted at the scene by KSP personnel, Estill County Sheriff’s Office, Irvine Police Department, Estill County EMS, and the Estill County Coroner.