A man was shot and killed by a Boyd County homeowner over the weekend after he apparently broke into the home, Kentucky State Police said.
Troopers identified the dead man as Gregory Wayne Coddington, 45, of Sarasota, Fla.
Coddington forced his way into the house on O'Neal Drive in the Rush community shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, according to state police at the Ashland post. He fought with the homeowner, who fired several shots from a handgun and killed Coddington, police said.
Troopers said in a news release that there was no known relationship between Coddington and the homeowner, whose name was not released. The break-in appeared to be random, they said.
An investigation into the shooting is continuing.