Bowling Green Resident Fatally Shoots Alleged 15-Year-Old Burglar
15 y/o and breaking into houses. WTH isn't this kid playing high school baseball or soccer or some other activity? Hopefully the kid didn't have a scumbag parent that put him up to it to feed a habit.Police are investigating a burglary report in Bowling Green that led to the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.
Police say a homeowner called them on April 3 to say he had just shot a person who was breaking into his house.
The juvenile victim has not been identified.
His body was sent to Louisville for an autopsy.
"The homeowner confronted the burglar coming in the back door, according to his statements, and then shot the person, and that person is now deceased," said Officer Barry Pruitt, of the Bowling Green Police.
Police have not named the homeowner, who told a 911 operator around 5:15 p.m. that he was asleep when he heard someone trying to break into his house.
The man said he shot the burglar.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.
We will have more information on this shooting as it becomes available.