Man Says Shooting Was In Self Defense

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

A Montgomery County man is dead after he was shot in the head multiple times early Sunday morning at a house on Bell Farm Road.

Police say Greg Rudd, 46, of Jeffersonville, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man police say pulled the trigger, Mike Dunn, tells 27NEWSFIRST in an interview he had no choice but to shoot Rudd.

"It was self defense, he pointed his gun at me and said, 'I'm going to kill you.'" said Dunn.

Dunn went on to say he only went to find out why Rudd and another man were on his property without his permission, but when he approached the men, he says things turned ugly.

"I was backed in to a corner, I feel sick now, I wish it never happened, but I had no choice," said Dunn.

Police spent several hours on the property investigating. At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation continues.

"I just hope the family can forgive me, I feel horrible, it just happened so fast," Dunn said.

Greg Rudd is survived by two sons.

The shooting is still under investigation.


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  • by Rudd Location: KY on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    well mr. ron. you need to stay in ohio and keep your opinions to yourself. and as far as all the lifes he has taken im not for sure of but i think the death of his sister needs to be looked at alot closer then what it was. and another thing if you grew up knowin mike youd know he is a person that needs help. so your opinions dont amount to what you think they do because if you dont know. keep out. i understand people have their opinions but for you to just refer to mine well thats a little low. dont you think? so sit back and watch all this come back on mike. and i know it will.
  • by David Location: TN on Apr 26, 2008 at 05:41 AM
    You can sure tell the answers from the liberal sheeple. Until you are threatened by someone with a gun, don't make statements of which you have no knowledge. I have been through several self defence course's taught by some of the best and you are taught 2 shots center mass and one to the head. YOU MUST STOP the attack on yourself and to shoot someone in leg or arm is ridiculous as he can and will still shoot you. There are some real stupid people out there with no facts making comments.
  • by Ron G Location: Ohio on Feb 29, 2008 at 08:32 AM
    Rudd in Mt. Sterling,I read your comment and I think you are a very small minded person thinking the way you do. All you are doing is creating more trouble for all to see and hear.Self defence is still legal no matter how you do it. A lot of people are talking about how many people Mike has killed. Please give us names, time and place, or quit stiring the pot
  • by Rudd Location: Mt. Sterling on Feb 28, 2008 at 06:11 PM
    well i am here to say that i am more less family to the rudds and the property that mike is talking about is on a right of way road to anyone and people take it all the time and the property was only leased to mike dunn...my opinions is he killed his own family and he killed a couple of other to and everything that hes done should be done to him...and to be pistol whooped you need marks to prove that...but to be an informate for the police anything will get said...the investigators need to take this farther then what it is...put him in jail and let him rot or shoot him dead...its not right...
  • by Brad Location: Indiana on Feb 28, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    Mr. Anonymous, where I live AK-47's are NOT illegal as long as they are NOT fully automatic...
  • by Anonymous Location: sadieville, ky on Feb 27, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    seems like theres a whole new story now that the other guy is talking, now for the ones of you that think mike dunn did a great thing by shooting greg rudd, go buy the mt.sterling advocate, thats where you will get the truth, dunn not saying what kind of gun he used to kill rudd, but what Im hearing it was a AK-47, and I thought they were illigal!!! go read the paper people!!!
  • by Ron G. Location: ohio on Feb 26, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    wake up people,if someone threaten you with words,I'M GOING TO KILL YOU and points a weapon at you,are you just going to stand there and wait to see if he is going to shoot.I DON'T THINK SO.I would do the same thing to protect myself.Try to put yourself in Mikes shoes and please wait for all the facts in the case to be prosented. Ron in Ohio
  • by someone Location: pulaski on Feb 20, 2008 at 05:26 PM
    well to tell you all the truth... If I were in the man's situation that is alive, if i was cornered and a gun pointing at me and someone saying that they are going to kill me, the best place to shoot is the head or chest its best to kill them if they are going to kill you because of the law system, a criminal can go to court and sue you or even trial you for attempted murder even if it's them that start it they can win for being shot so if someone were to try to kill me or break in my home I'd kill them no questions asked because it's easier to get out for self defense if the person is dead because they can't testify against you and win in court!
  • by X-FILE Location: Mount Sterling on Feb 20, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    i would like to say for all of those who are so quick to judge from the shooters television appearance, that the serial killer Ted Bundy also claimed to have never killed.
  • by Anonymous Location: KY on Feb 20, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    IF MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERRIF DEPART. WOULD DO THERE JOB MABYE PEOPLE WOULD NOT COMMIT MURDER OR BURGLURY. THEY SEEM TO LIKE THESE KIND OF PEOPLE. PEOPLE LIKE MIKE DUNN KNOW THAT NOTHING WILL BE DONE ABOUT MABYE IF MIKE MURDERS SOMEONE ELSE THEY WILL OPEN THERE EYES

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