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Ripley man wanted for Kentucky murder

Phillip Lee Lewis III

A Ripley, Mississippi, man is wanted in Kentucky in connection to a fatal shooting.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 4:05 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 4:10 PM

GRAY, Ky. (WTVA) - A Ripley, Mississippi, man is wanted in Kentucky in connection to a fatal shooting.

The man is identified as Phillip Lee Lewis III, 24. He's wanted in Kentucky for murder and robbery.


Surveillance photos from A&B Quick Stop | Photo: Kentucky State Police

A&B Quick Stop | Photo: Kentucky State Police

The shooting happened in Knox County on Jan. 16 at the A&B Quick Stop sometime near midnight.

Kentucky state police said an unknown man entered the store and pointed a handgun at the clerk.

A bystander in the store attempted to flee from the store when the man fired multiple shots at the bystander.

The bystander, Gary Medlin, 25, of Barbourville, Kentucky, was shot and killed.

Police say the shooter then left the store.

State police say Lewis is also wanted in Mississippi for a probation violation. He also has ties to Michigan.

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