Police: Alleged Burglar Fatally Shot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HEIDRICK, Ky. (AP) -- Police say a southern Kentucky man has been fatally shot after he allegedly broke into a vehicle and was confronted by its owner and a neighbor.

State police told say a resident in Knox County says he saw someone break into his neighbor's van. The resident called 911 to report the burglary, and then called his neighbor to alert him.

Police said the men then got guns and confronted the suspect, who was still inside the vehicle. They said they got him out and tried to hold him until officers arrived, but an altercation ensued when the suspect tried to flee early Friday and the fatal shot was fired.

Police have not released the names of those involved. An investigation is ongoing. No charges were immediately filed.

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