A man has died after he was shot Monday night by the father of a girlfriend, police said.
Officers were called to Owenton Avenue at 4:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a shooting, according to police. Denton Jerome “D.J.” Bixler, 27, of Frankfort, was found laying in the street with a gunshot wound.
Bixler was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he died, according to police.
Shortly after Bixler was discovered,, officers found the suspect, John G. Tabor, 54, of Frankfort, hiding behind a nearby house, according to police. The man was armed with a handgun.
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After negotiating with Tabor for about 30 minutes, officers arrested him, according to police. Tabor has been charged with murder.
Bixler had been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Tabor’s daughter, Frankfort police Maj. Robert Warfel said.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning. Police continue to investigate what led up to the shooting.