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Man shot, killed in Shelbyville break-in attempt

A man died Saturday after a Shelby County homeowner shot him during an attempted break-in, Kentucky State Police said.

Police said Timothy Carpenter, Joshua Fast and David L. Fletcher entered a home on Brown Avenue in Shelbyville late Saturday night.

Fletcher, 28, was shot once by the homeowner, Eric Reynolds, 23, police said. The men fled to a pickup to find a hospital for Fletcher but called authorities at 11:54 p.m. after they were unable to do so.

Police found the men in the cab of a pickup on Mount Eden Road. Fletcher had died of a single gunshot wound.

Carpenter, 22, and Fast, 22, were charged with burglary. They were being held Sunday in the Shelby County Jail.

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