Home invasion suspect in Elizabethtown shot by resident, flown to hospital

Home invasion suspect in Elizabethtown shot by resident, flown to hospital
KSP was called several times about a suspicious man on Hall Road, which is a dead end, the day before the shooting.

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police are investigating an attempted home invasion where a suspect was shot.

Police responded to the shooting around noon Friday. The call came from Hall Road and Highway 62 in Elizabethtown.

Man suspected of breaking into home shot by resident

A woman told KSP her husband shot a man after he forced himself into their home. Police were already in the area because they received a report of a forced entry at a different home.

“The trooper was really close," Trooper Scotty Sharp said. “The trooper was working a burglary where the suspect had entered the residence but was scared away by the resident who had a gun.”

A day before the shooting, Sharp said KSP was called several times about a suspicious man wandering near Hall Road on Thursday afternoon. Hall Road dead ends and there are a few homes along the narrow road.

“It’s very rural but they look out for each other back in that area,” Sharp said.

KSP did not find the suspicious man on Thursday and on Friday they were back in the area for a more serious call. A man who entered the home of a couple who had a gun inside was shot.

The suspect was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville. His injuries are non-life threatening.

KSP is not releasing his name, but said charges against him are pending.

As for the break-ins, Sharp believes the two are related.

“This is still early in the investigation but we anticipate this will be the same suspect,” Sharp said.

The homeowner who fired a gun is being investigated by the commonwealth attorney.

Sharp does not anticipate charges to be filed against that homeowner.

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