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Man is shot and killed by his neighbor

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

A Leslie County man was shot and killed by his neighbor Sunday night.

Officials say Lowell Nantz is charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing a man the coroner says is Brian K. Barrett, but friends know him as Kevin.

The shooting happened at Barrett's home around 5pm.

Nantz's sister and neighbor say they had no idea anything was going on until after the incident.

“I was in the living room watching TV. I didn't even know nothing happened didn't hear no gun go off didn't see nobody,” Lisa Taylor said.

However, Lowell's sister Opal Nantz said she's not surprised something like this happened.

“I've worried for quite a while. I heard some screaming start and I got up when this woman came to the door and said let me have the phone to call 911, kevin's been shot,” said Opal.

Nantz is being held at the Leslie County Detention Center without bond.


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