Death investigation underway in Hopkins County - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Hopkins Co. man says he shot, killed intruder

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting death in St. Charles.

Deputies say the shooting happened late Sunday night at 1744 Union Temple Road.

Authorities say they received a 911 call from Kevin Hoffman, who told them he had shot and killed an intruder in his home.

The Sheriff's Office says when deputies arrived at the scene they found Hoffman and the alleged intruder, Tony Earl, inside the home.

Officials say Earl was pronounced dead on the scene by Coroner Dennis Mayfield.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

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