Former Salem Woman Shot Saturday Morning, Dies from Wounds

Former Salem Woman Shot Saturday Morning, Dies from Wounds


A Clay County woman has died from a Saturday morning shooting, the Fayette County Coroner’s office announced Sunday.

Alicia Tye, 35, of Manchester, was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center early Saturday in critical condition from a gunshot wound.

Her boyfriend, Samuel Cornett, 52, was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the case.

Samuel Cornett, 52

Both Cornett and Tye are formerly of Salem.

State police said Tye, of Manchester, ran from her home to a neighbor’s home to get away from Cornett but Cornett went to that home and forced his way in.

Once inside, police said Cornett fired several shots at Tye.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office contacted state police at 12:36 a.m. about the shooting on Skull Branch Road.

Cornett was arrested soon after and charged with five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, attempted murder (domestic violence), first-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

Additional charges are likely.

An autopsy will be performed at the Frankfort Medical Examiner’s Office this week, the coroner’s office said.