Elected official is shot to death

From Times Wire Reports

A man shot and killed an elected official and a county employee at a convenience store, then turned the gun on himself, a deputy coroner said.

Jerry Fugate, 55, shot Magistrate Jimmy Darrell Neace, 53, and county road department employee Lewallen Caudill, 60, deputy coroner Kyle Wolfe said.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of Ben’s Quick Stop near Hazard, a rural town more than 100 miles southeast of Lexington, police said. The motive was a mystery.