A man is dead and another is recovering after a shooting Garrard County Saturday night.
Kentucky State Police tell 27 NEWSFIRST James Chamberlin, 48, of Lancaster, tried break into two homes on Deer Run Dr.
When he tried to break into the second home a neighbor, Terry Graves, 43 of Lancaster, intervened and a fight ensued and Graves was shot in the leg.
When police arrived on scene, Chamberlin attempted to flee the scene in a work van backing the direction of Graves who was lying on the ground.
Lancaster police warned Chamberlin numerous times to stop the vehicle. When Chamberlin began to accelerate, police shot and killed the him.
Chamberlin was pronounced dead on the scene by the Garrard County Coroner.
Terry Graves was flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was treated and released.
An autopsy will be conducted on James Chamberlin in Frankfort.
The case is still under investigation.
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - A 48-year-old man was killed by police
after two home invasions and a shooting in central Kentucky, state
police said Sunday.
James Chamberlin of Lancaster was pronounced dead Saturday night
after being shot by Lancaster Police Officer Alan Weston, state
Chamberlin broke into two homes while carrying a shotgun,
trooper said. A 73-year-old man, Doyle Cooper, forced Chamberlin
out of his house without incident, trooper said.
Chamberlin then went down the street and broke into the home of
43-year-old Terry Graves, troopers said. Graves confronted
Chamberlin, who then shot Graves in the leg, trooper said. Both men
left the house, with Graves collapsing at the end of his driveway.
Lancaster police arrived to find Chamberlin trying to flee in
Graves' van and backing the vehicle up toward Graves at the end of
the driveway, troopers said. Weston then fired a single shot,
killing Chamberlin, troopers said.
Graves was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital where he
was treated and released early Sunday morning.
Weston was placed on administrative leave pending an
investigation of the shooting.
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