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Police: Man shoots trespasser in Kentucky

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FRANKLIN, KY (WSMV) -

Police in Simpson County, KY, say that a home owner shot a trespasser after catching him red-handed.

Officials say Jack Traughber came across two trespassers stealing from his property Wednesday afternoon. When Traughber saw that the pair of trespassers were armed, he shot one of the them. The suspect was taken to the hospital where his condition is currently unknown.

Police say this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Simpson sheriff's officers have responded to numerous burglaries at Traughber's barn. Officials say they have even made a couple of arrests there in the past.  

Police said that they are not pursuing any charges against Traughber due to the fact he was considered to be defending himself. Police have brought in a third suspect, and they are currently being questioned. No charges have been filed yet against that individual.

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