Franklin County

Teen dies after being shot in the head at Frankfort Christmas party

A 16-year-old boy died Friday after being shot in the head at a party on Christmas night.

Dnomyar Aket Russell was shot in the head at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at a home on Taylor Avenue in Frankfort, according to the Fayette County coroner's office. Russell was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital at 2:25 p.m. Friday.

Frankfort police officers were called to the home after a man trying to load a firearm during a Christmas party shot Russell, police said. Russell was rushed to Frankfort Regional Medical Center before he was airlifted to the UK hospital.

Frankfort police Maj. Robert Warfel said the shooting was "very tragic" and remains under investigation, although initial investigation determined the shooting was accidental.

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