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3:53 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Teenager Killed During Break-In

Kevil, KY – A Kevil teenager has died after breaking into a local residence. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Caleb Barnett broke into a house on Logan Lane around 1:30 in the morning. The homeowner, his wife, and two children awoke to the burglar alarm. The homeowner had a gun and told Barnett to leave the property. Barnett, who police say appeared severely impaired by drugs, did not respond. The homeowner shot Barnett in the arm, but the bullet also hit the intruder's chest. During the continued altercation, local law enforcement arrived and took Barnett into custody. He was transported to Western Baptist Hospital. Officers say he died during surgery from his injuries a few hours later. The homeowner has not been charged for any offense.