A store clerk shot and killed an armed robber in Rockcastle County early Monday, state police said.
James E. Hensley, 20, of Mount Vernon had a knife when he robbed the Shell Food Mart, just off Interstate 75 near Mount Vernon, at 2:41 a.m., state police said.
Hensley took money and cigarettes and fled the store. The clerk chased him and then shot and killed Hensley, state police said.
State police did not release the clerk's identity.
Sgt. Tom Atkin said he could not release information Monday on whether Hensley threatened the clerk with the knife before the clerk fired at him. The clerk was not injured.
State police will present the case to a grand jury, which will decide whether to indict the clerk.
Rockcastle County Attorney Billy Reynolds said on Monday that he issued warrants at the request of state police charging Hensley's brother, Bobby Joe Hensley, 29, and Ruby Nicole Harvey, 20, with complicity to commit first-degree robbery.
The complaint said Harvey drove the brothers to the Shell station and that she and Bobby Joe Hensley knew that James Hensley planned to rob the gas station, Reynolds said.
Harvey and Bobby Joe Hensley went to a cemetery to wait for James Hensley, but they got scared and left when they heard sirens, according to the complaint.
Harvey had a crush on James Hensley, who had promised to fill up her gas tank, the complaint said.
Reynolds said Harvey and James Hensley had worked together at a Wendy's restaurant.
Police arrested Harvey Monday afternoon and took her to the Rockcastle County jail. Bobby Joe Hensley was at large Monday evening.
State police described him as a white male about 6-foot-2 and 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Police said anyone with more information should call (606) 878-6622.