(CBS/AP) HICKMAN, Ky. - The mayor of a small western Kentucky town was shot dead early Monday morning in his home, and a suspect turned himself in shortly afterward.
Hickman Police Chief Tony
Grogan said 30-year-old Thomas Joseph Lattus walked into the police
department around 1 a.m. and told an officer he had just shot Mayor
Charles Murphy. An officer went to Murphy's home and found the mayor's
body in the bedroom.
Lattus has been charged with murder
and is being held at the Fulton County Detention Facility, where records
do not indicate whether he has an attorney. A home phone number for
Lattus could not immediately be found Monday morning.