Darren Doyle, story:
Kentucky State Police have reported that they responded to a residence on Rocky Hill School Road yesterday by request of the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office at approx. 4:16 am in reference to a male subject that had been shot after unlawfully entering a home.
According to a statement from KSP, the preliminary investigation indicated that two adult male subjects went to the residence on Rocky Hill School Road to confront a juvenile male. While at the residence, they gained entry unlawfully into the residence where they had a confrontation with the 17 year old juvenile. At this point the juvenile retrieved a shotgun and fired it at one of the male subjects, striking him in the abdomen.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, another juvenile present was involved in the confrontation but not the shooting.
The adult male subjects left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival but were later located at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. The subject that received the gunshot wound was admitted and was listed in critical, but stable condition. The other male, 28 year old Aaron Miller of Brownsville, was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail where he was charged with Burglary 1st Degree.
The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Detective Michael Wathen. He was assisted by Detective Josh Amos of KSP Post 3 and the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department.
According the Sheriff Shane Doyle, his office was first dispatched to the scene.
"When my deputies arrived on scene, the suspects had already left," he said. "When it became apparent that this could be a home invasion, resulting in what appeared on the surface to be a self-defense shooting, we requested a detective from KSP. Any time a homicide or potential homicide is involved, those cases deserve more attention and manpower than we can give them. The Kentucky State Police are very capable and simply have resources that we don't. My deputies are to be commended for their handling of the situation until KSP was handed the investigation."
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