May 2, 2012 — Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating the death of a Grayson resident late Monday night.
Gregory S. Evans, 41, of Kibbey Street, was pronounced dead by the Carter County Coroner around 11:35 pm.
The circumstances surrounding Evans’ death are under investigation by the KSP. At this point in the investigation, there does not appear to be any criminal activity with regards to Evans’ death.
Family members told WSAZ that Grayson police came to the house and there was a brief standoff between police and Greg Evans.
According to Evans' brother, police were executing a warrant to search for some pills when he heard police tell Greg Evans to drop a gun.
A shot rang out and Evans' brother says authorities on the scene later told him his brother had shot himself.
"They had a warrant to come raid the house tonight (Monday) and we were all inside," Sean Evans, Greg's brother said. "We heard a noise in the building, then I heard them yell, 'Greg, put it down, Greg put it down, put it down.' Then, I heard a pop. I kept asking officers if my brother was okay and they wouldn't say nothing. One of the officers, I saw talking to the deputy coroner and I asked him, 'my brother's dead, isn't he?' and he nodded his head then said he got shot. He shot himself in the abdomen."
Rumors that Evans had been shot by a Grayson police officer were dispelled Tuesday afternoon. KSP Information Officer Trooper Elliott Gollihue told the Journal-Times that no shots were fired by police officers.
Gregory S. Evans, was indicted Jan. 20 on two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, both Class D. felonies.
Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident. KSP Detective Chris Carter is the lead investigator.