Park Hills police investigating murder-suicide

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 21 at 7:16 PM

PARK HILLS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating what they are calling a murder suicide after two men were found dead in Park Hills.

Authorities said officers were called to an address on Rivermines Street around 2:05 a.m. in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a white male, identified as Joseph Lee Gillam, 22, was found lying in the driveway of the home.

A second male was found lying near a parked SUV in the driveway. He has been identified as Billy Jo Edwards, 30.

Officers learned from witnesses that an altercation had occurred between Gillam and Edwards. The altercation reportedly began inside the residence then moved outside. Once outside, police believe Gillam shot Edwards with a handgun before turning the gun on himself.

 

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