New Salisbury man dies from gunshot wound
A New Salisbury man died last week, 11 days after he was shot during a dispute.
Aaron C. Ezell, 22, died late Thursday morning at University of Louisville Hospital, where he had remained in critical condition since being shot Dec. 2.
Det. Roy Wiseman of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. said Ezell was shot in the chest about 8:20 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of West Whiskey Run Road north of New Salisbury during an altercation with Eric D. Underwood Sr., 32, Louisville.
Police said Ezell had attacked Underwood with a tire iron, striking him in the head, before Ezell was shot.
Underwood was hospitalized with a fractured skull, police said, and since been released.
Wiseman would not say who owned the gun. Both men were convicted felons. The detective has spoken to Harrison County Prosecutor Ronald W. Simpson about possible charges against Underwood, but no decisions have been made yet.
A native of Floyd County, Ezell was the son of Ricky and Faith Cooper. He was a member of St. Luke’s Church of Christ in Jeffersonville.
Survivors besides his parents include two sons, Zachaery R. Ezell and Bailey R. Bailey; a sister, Brandie Adkins; three brothers, Brad Adkins, Nickie Ezell and Matthew Adkins; and his grandparents, Thelma Harler and Cheri and Charles Davidson.
The funeral was Sunday, Dec. 16, at Neurath and Underwood Funeral Home with burial in St. George Cemetery in Brandenburg. The Rev. John L. Lott Jr. officiated.