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Burglary and Shooting Investigation in Fredonia, KY

Date of News Release: 12/31/2005

Fredonia, KY (Caldwell County) - The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a burglary and shooting that took place at a residence in Fredonia.

On Saturday, December 31, 2005 at approximately 2:58 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 received a call from Caldwell County Dispatch advising of an attempted burglary and shooting. The location was at a residence on Christopher Road in Fredonia.

The homeowner, Larry W. Yancy age 56, was asleep at his home when he was awoken by noises coming from downstairs. Mr. Yancy retrieved a handgun and went downstairs to investigate. Mr. Yancy encountered a suspect while he was coming down the stairs. The suspect fired several shots at him. Mr. Yancy returned gunfire at the suspect. The suspect fled into the garage and out of the residence on foot. At that time, another suspect was also seen fleeing on foot. During the exchange of gunfire, Larry Yancy was struck once in the left calf. He was transported to the Caldwell County Hospital where he was treated and released. It is unknown if either suspect was struck by gunfire. Nothing was taken from the home.

The suspect that Mr. Yancy encountered in his home is described as a white male dressed in all black clothing. He was wearing a black jacket with a hood. He was wearing a mask and had gloves on. The only description of the other suspect is that he was dressed in black/dark clothing.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Jason Newby. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers may remain anonymous.

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