Morehead State student killed, boyfriend held

Cookeville High School student arrested for bringing gun to school  (Image 1)
Cookeville High School student arrested for bringing gun to school (Image 1)

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – A Morehead State University sophomore has been fatally shot and her boyfriend has surrendered to police.

WLEX-TV in Lexington reported the Rowan County coroner confirmed 21-year-old Cassandra Owens died of multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday.

Police have charged 26-year-old Casey Shay with killing her. Shay turned himself in at the Rowan County Detention Center on Thursday afternoon.

Investigators said Owens and Shay had a child together and the girl was not harmed. She is being cared for by a grandparent.

The shooting occurred in a bedroom at Owens' mobile home Wednesday morning.

Shay is held without bond, pending arraignment.

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