William Working identified as victim in Phelps murder case; Stopover man Sterlin Justice arrested

In a statement, the Kentucky State Police name the deceased as well as the suspect in a fatal shooting that happened at Phelps.

The statement claims that just after 8 a.m. on May 12, troopers and investigators were called to a home on Ky. 194 East where they discovered a male victim named William Working, 34.

Working was pronounced deceased at the scene by Kevin Hall’s office, the coroner for Pike County.

The initial inquiry, according to the statement, led to the conclusion that Working had been shot by Sterlin Justice, 19, of Hurricane Creek, Stopover.

Justice was apprehended shortly after at a house about 5 miles from the shooting scene, according to KSP.

Justice is currently facing a murder accusation and is detained in the Pike County Detention Facility. As a precaution following the event, Phelps High School was briefly put on lockdown.

Det. Mahala Lewis of the KSP is in charge of the investigation.

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