Man Shot During Violent Home Invasion

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An Estill County man is recovering after police say he was shot during a home invasion.

It happened around 3:30 Thursday morning on Pea Ridge Road near Irvine.

23-year-old Chad Newman says a man forced his way into his home and demanded money. The man then shot Newman in the neck and back, then ran off.

"It shocked us that someone would come in here and do something like that," says Gary Norton, the cousin of Chad Newman.

After being shot, Newman tried to cross the street to get to family, but did not make it. He was found in the road by passing motorists and flown to UK hospital.

Gary Norton's two teenage sons are close with Chad Newman and had just been in contact with him before the shooting.

"Matter of fact, they were on the Internet with him up to about 3:00, about the time it happened. They had just got off the Internet with him," says Norton.

Norton says Newman didn't recognize the man that broke into his home, but there was something he did remember.

"He said they had a weird voice. Said he would recognize it if he heard it, but told me was kinda a tall guy with maybe a goatee beard or something, but he didn't know him", says Norton.

No arrests have been made in this shooting. Family and friends are asking anyone with information to come forward to police.

Chad Newman is listed in critical condition at UK Hospital.

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