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April 24, 2014, 8:58 pm
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Police Still Investigating Relationships in Scott County Killings


Authorities say they’re still trying to figure out why a Morgan County man broke into an apartment in the small Scott County town of Manchester and shot five people to death.

 

Rick O. Smith
Rick O. Smith

43-year-old Rick Smith also critically wounded a six-year-old girl, then carried her out of the home and handed her to a neighbor before fleeing.

 

Smith was tracked down less than three hours later, and was himself fatally shot in a gunfight with police.

 

The victims have been identified as 66-year-old Joanne Sinclair; her granddaughter, 23-year-old Brittany Luark; Luark’s boyfriend, James “Roy” Ralston; and two children, five-year-old Nolan Ralston and one-year-old Brantley Ralston.

 

State police say they’re investigating the exact relationship between Smith and the victims.

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