WARSAW, KY (FOX19) - Two men were shot dead in a suspected murder-suicide in Warsaw Monday morning, according to Gallatin County Emergency Management Agency.
The incident started with a loud confrontation between two men and ended with gunshots near an intersection on West Main Street, Kentucky State Police Trooper Steven Dykes said Monday afternoon.
Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale was the first to arrive at the scene around 5:30 a.m.
Upon arrival, police say, the sheriff encountered Treigh Monroe, 35, of Louisville, holding Dwight Wesley, 54, of Bennington, In., at gunpoint.
The sheriff tried to de-escalate the situation between the two men and never used his weapon, Dykes said.
Authorities say when negotiations stalled, Monroe shot and killed Wesley before turning the gun on himself.
At this point, Dykes says officials believe the men did not know each other.
Surveillance footage is being reviewed and authorities are asking eyewitnesses to come forward. Dykes said the men appeared to be on their way to work in Northern Kentucky.
One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"They had a situation with some subjects walking out on the street. It went downhill very fast," a Kentucky State Police dispatcher said.
Gallatin Schools were placed on a one-hour delay as a precaution, but Dykes says there was never any danger to the public or to the nearby schools.
Authorities initially thought a third person might be involved and be at large, said Brandon Terrell, EMA director. Once authorities talked with witnesses, however, they dismissed that theory.
The shooting is being classified as a death investigation.
Autopsies for both individuals are scheduled with the Louisville Medical Examiner's Office.