State police: Homeowner fatally shoots would-be robber

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after they say an Owsley County homeowner shot two of three suspected robbers, killing one of them.

News outlets report that the incident happened at a home near Booneville early Tuesday morning.

State police say 37-year-old Jamie Farthing, 42-year-old Charles Harris II and 36-year-old Linda Peters, all of Booneville, went to the home in an attempt to rob the unidentified homeowner.

The homeowner shot Harris, who police say had a gun. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say Peters was also shot and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Officials haven’t released what charges she may be facing.

Farthing was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.

Police say the homeowner is not currently facing charges.

 

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