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Teen charged with stepfather's murder

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The home where the shooting occurred. The home where the shooting occurred.
Kathy Brown Kathy Brown

BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his stepfather, according to Kentucky State Police.

Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday KSP responded to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Highway 259. When officers arrived on the scene they found Hugo Martinez, 37, shot to death outside of his home.

A neighbor, Kathy Brown, described what she saw moments after she heard a gun fire, "I was over there across the road, looking across the fence and I was praying to God, please God, No. I seen them trying to CPR, but he was already dead."

Brown said she was working outside at the time of the shooting, "All of sudden we heard this gun fire and I walk outside the garage and look around and I saw the step son over his stepfather with a gun."

Prior to the shooting Brown said she could hear a lot of yelling, which she said is not unusual at the home.

KSP said at the time of the shooting there were three to five people at the home, including the victim's 17-year-old stepson.

Brown said she will remember Martinez as a great guy and is devastated something like this happened so close to home, "He was a great person. He was always friendly. He was always nice. We didn't see him much, but the times we seen him, he was so sweet and nice. I just can't believe it. "

The 17-year-old was taken into custody and charged with murder. Police said they believe the shooting  stemmed from a domestic situation. The juvenile's name has not been released.

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