A defense attorney was fatally shot outside of his office in a small Kentucky town today, authorities say. 

The Associated Press reports that 57-year-old Mark Stanziano died after being shot several times around 8 a.m. this morning in front of his Somerset, Kent. law office. The suspect, 40-year-old Clinton D. Inabnitt, has been taken into custody by Somerset police. 

According to the Associated Press, Inabnitt, a Somerset resident, had previous threatened Stanziano. The two had reportedly been in contact as recently as yesterday evening. 

[via Associated Press]

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