Shooting in NKY may be related to attempted home and car break-ins, prosecutor says

Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 10:40 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 1:14 PM EST

LUDLOW, Ky. (WXIX) - A man has been seriously injured after a shooting in Ludlow early Monday morning, according to Captain Bart Beck with the City of Ludlow Division of Police.

Police were called to the area of Elm and Hellen streets around 4:30 a.m. for reports of a person breaking into cars and a house.

While they were investigating that incident, police received a call of a person shot just around the corner.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders says officers found a man bleeding from his upper body and took him to UC Medical Center.

Sanders says exactly what happened is under investigation and as of right now no one is facing charges.

He says the shooter is fully cooperating with police.

Sanders says the shooter is claiming self-defense so investigators must examine every detail to ensure he had the right to shoot the alleged burglar.

“Little variations like was the shooter inside their car or outside their car can greatly change the type of assessment you do to determine that because Kentucky law gives people very wide discretion if they were in the car or house,” Sanders said.

Officers have not released the name of the man who was shot.

According to Sanders, a shooting or violent crime hasn’t happened in Ludlow for at least five years.

He wants to remind residents this is an isolated incident and that they shouldn’t fear for their safety.

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