Investigation Continues into Deadly Family Shooting

Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man who was trying to break into his home.

It happened in a trailer on Sinking Creek Road late Sunday night, just off west Highway 80.

Kentucky State Police tell 27 NEWSFIRST 46-year-old Jesse Justice reportedly tried to enter the home, and that he was armed with a Machete.

When police arrived, they found Justice dead at the scene, shot and killed by the homeowner, Paul Whitworth, the suspects father-in-law.

Police say that an active Domestic Violence Disorder was in effect at the time against Justice, taken out by his wife, Edna Whitworth, and her parents.

No charges have been filed in the case.

The incident remains under investigation by the Laurel County Major Crimes Task Force.

AP Story

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - State police say that a man armed with a machete was shot and killed by his father-in-law late last night in southeastern Kentucky.

Police say there was a domestic violence order against 46-year-old Jesse Justice Junior of London when he went to the home of his in-laws in Laurel County. Police say the order was taken out by Justice's wife and her parents.

When officers arrived, Justice's body was found inside his in-law's home.

Authorities say Justice was shot by his father-in-law, Paul Whitworth.

The shooting is being investigated by state police and Laurel County authorities.

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