Shooting Victim Announces Reward for Attacker

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He was robbed and shot, then left for dead. Now the victim of a violent home invasion is taking matters into his own hands to try and catch his attacker.

Police release a sketch almost a month ago of the man they say shot 23-year-old Chad Newman in his Estill County home on July 3rd.

Now, nearly two months since the shooting, their few leads have fizzled out.

Just last month Chad Newman told 27 NewsFirst it was a miracle he was alive, after someone busted through his front door and demanded money. Newman was shot in the neck and jaw. He's now come a long way a month later, but there's still a long road ahead of him.

"I went to the doctor last week and they told me now I need jaw surgery. That's one thing I didn't want", Newman said.

Newman's home is also undergoing some repairs. His door that was busted through is now being repaired, but Newman says he will never feel at ease in his own home again.

"I always have to watch my back. Every moment, every sound. It just isn't a good feeling", Newman says.

Although police have released a sketch of the man who shot Newman, an arrest still hasn't been made and the family says the information just isn't coming in, so they're taking matters into their own hands.

Through the help of friends and family, Chad Newman is offering a $2,000 dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot him.

He is hoping the money will lead to an arrest for the shooting he says he'll always remember.

"It's one day that will definitely stick with me. That's for sure. I'll never forget it to the day I die", Newman says.

If you have any information on this shooting you are encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond at 1-800-222-5555.

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