Man Shot To Death On Front Porch In Lexington

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

An investigation is underway after a man was shot to death through the front door of a Lexington home early Tuesday morning.

The homeowner tells police someone was kicking his front door in around 6:00 a.m. on Chelsea Woods Ct. off Todds Rd.

Police say the homeowner shot 36-year-old Andreas Lobsiger to death.

Lobsiger's friends say they are shocked by the death. They say it was all just a big misunderstanding and their friend would never try to rob anyone.

"We couldn't believe it, when police came to our door this morning and told us the news, it broke my heart," said Brenda Bailey.

Bailey says Lobsiger and her son were out late celebrating the grand opening of their new tattoo parlor. She says the father of two fell asleep in his truck and likely woke up and went to the wrong door to try and wake his friends up, but that mistake cost him his life.

"I have a neighbor that comes to my door all the time, so if he started pounding on my door, does that give me the right to shoot him? That's just crazy, absolutely crazy," Bailey said.

The homeowner told police felt threatened when Lobsiger began kicking the door.

No one has been charged, but Lexington Police say they have consulted with the Commonwealth's Attorney on whether the shooting was justified and if it falls under the self-defense law.

The investigation continues.

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  • by TOO BAD Location: Lexington on May 2, 2008 at 09:24 AM
    I agree with "c". The only person at fault is no longer alive. The excessive use of alcohol never has a good outcome. When will people realize that?
  • by Carroe Location: Madison on May 2, 2008 at 05:06 AM
    Yes it is very sad for his family. The person that did the shooting though was probobly very scared. Someone comes kicking in your door with all the home invasions that have occured I would have thought they were there to break in and possibly kill me. Even if the man did go out and celebrate the night before why at 6 in the morning was he still so hung over that he could not tell his own house (or friends)? I have greaty sympathy for his children but if the person that was with him that night that drove home sober had not left them in the vehicle then none of this would have happened.
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2008 at 09:33 AM
    c, it amazes me that you can be so judgemental without knowing all the facts! I'm sure you have never done anything wrong, ever...and you have no idea what kind of father he was and neither do I. That shouldn't even be brought up! Ridiculous!
  • by c Location: fkt on May 1, 2008 at 05:14 AM
    The responsibility for this whole thing lies with the man who was shot. If he had not been drunk, he would have realized he was at the wrong house. I believe strongly that homeowners have the RIGHT to protect themselves & their families. Kicking & banging on someone's door would scare the he** out of anyone that was sound asleep! I would have probably done the same thing. All of you bleeding hearts, saying the homeowners is at fault, are the same ones who DO NOT WANT TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS! If this so called loving father had been at home with his children instead of being out drunk, then they would still have him around. I have no sympathy for drunks at all!
  • by greg Location: middlesboro on May 1, 2008 at 04:33 AM
    I side with the homeowner. Shoot first ask questions later. If your gonna come over to my house you better call first and be polite when you knock.
  • by Jeff M Location: Lexington on Apr 30, 2008 at 10:37 PM
    Okay listen up you (edited) who rush to judgement without all of the facts. What if your brother, friend, or cousin showed up at your house, and was banging on your door, but you didn't know who was on the other side? Would you shoot first and ask questions later? You wouldnt be posting these comments if you knew Andreas. We live in the most violent society in the world and yet the solution is to shoot first and ask questions later? The last post by Elizabeth says it best. We have yet to hear from the homeowner, but does he have the right to use deadly force when he does not know the intent or identity of the person on the other side of the door? Did the homeowner hold a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself when he pulled the trigger and ended an innocent man's life? God's peace to Andreas' family and all who knew him.
  • by Tracie Location: Versailles on Apr 30, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    This is a true tragedy that should be commented on with sensitivity to the victims and loved ones. Posters should be cognizant of the wake that follows the careless remarks that are flung. Life is not a Jerry Springer Show, these are real people who are really affected by this death! I know the victim and it is beyond his character to break-in or even attempt to do so. Many people have over imbibed upon occasion; sometimes unintentionally, this does not a roving lunatic make. The fact that he made a conscious choice not to drive home and endanger someone’s life, shows only a part of the consideration and concern he offered to others. There are sweet, vulnerable, young children involved who may view or hear about these comments. The life of this father and friend should be regarded in the face of this irreversible horrific tragedy; not sensationalized to fill the 6:00 slot. Folks need to be sensitive to these precious kids and those in charge of supporting and holding them up everyday.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    how can anyone say that shooting through a door at someone is justified? and to those that blame him for being drunk, how many of you have ever done something that under the right circumstances could have put your life in danger? if you have ever driven over the speed limit or walked on a roof you could have died too. it's a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, drunk or sober.
  • by Mr. One Eye Open Location: Guess on Apr 30, 2008 at 05:47 PM
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 at 02:01 PM
    well i think why he shot him he thought some one was braking in on him.. u cant trust people no more. its the drugs,,its a sad story but i think he thought some one was coming in on for me i would wait tell my door came open then i shoot. its sad that u have to shoot any one but they got no busines coming in some ones house..its sad that a life was taking.


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