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Father shoots two in home invasion attempt

Marty McKinney didn’t know what to think at first, when his quiet night was interrupted by two car loads of people, who came up to his house on Charles Burton Rd. in Eubank just after 2 o’clock Sunday morning.

“They must have run up here ...They threw a rock about this big through the bedroom window,” said McKinney Monday, while pretending to hold up a basketball size rock.

Police say Hank Smith kicked in McKinney's front door and Anthony Thomas and Damian Demond Boyd threw rocks through his windows.

“And they started kicking on the door. Kicked this window out of track. I got my gun and started shooting,” said McKinney.

McKinney says he’s not sure what their motivation was. But police say they think the group was after his kids, possibly sent there by his ex-wife because of a disagreement over child visitation.

“She had to have sent them in some way. Something to do with her. I didn’t know them,” he said.

McKinney’s 4 and 6 year old children slept through the whole ordeal, and no one inside his house was hurt, but the same cannot be said for two of the alleged intruders.

Police say Smith and a 15 year old were hit by the gunfire. Neither had life threatening injuries. Both were treated and released, one from UK Hospital in Lexington.

“I hate that anybody got shot but they come back again and I’ll shoot them again. That’s about all I can say,” McKinney said.

Boyd, Smith and Thomas are facing charges relating to attempted burglary, theft and kidnapping. Police say they believe McKinney acted in self defense.

“It scared me. I didn’t know what was going on. Nothing like that has ever happened,” he said.

7 others were part of the group that went to McKinney’s home but they were not charged because police say they didn’t take part in the incident. However, police say other charges could be pending and that the investigation is looking if McKinneys' ex-wife had a role in the incident.

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