It was a frightening Sunday afternoon for a couple who live on Flint Ridge Road in Horse Cave after an intruder tried to break in during broad daylight.
The homeowners refused to go on camera Monday but said a man with a crowbar rang their doorbell and then broke through their front window. The intruder, 60-year-old Randall Clemmons of Dallas, Texas, was shot by one of the homeowners. Clemmons fled, getting into his car that according to State Police was stolen out of Texas.
"Mr. Clemmons was able to get back into his vehicle and take off and drove approximately six to seven hundred yards before pulling into a gravel lot and he succumb to his injuries," says Trooper Jonathan Biven.
The homeowners in Sundays incident on Flint Ridge Road say a robbery occurred at their neighbors home last week which is something that police are investigating.
"We got reports that there was a robbery that occurred and I believe that's one of the reasons why the homeowner was on edge. I believe it was the same type of how the other home invasion occurred," says Trooper Biven.
Police say this case is being treated like any other shooting even though it did involve a homeowner protecting themselves.
"The commonwealth attorney in Hart County was notified on Sunday night. The case will be taken to him and he will decide weather or not the case goes before the grand jury," says Trooper Biven.
The incident at the home is still being investigated by Kentucky State Police. Police are still trying to figure out why Clemmons was in the Hart County area.