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Death Investigation in Boyd County

Date of News Release: 04/06/2015

(Ashland, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland is investigating a fatal shooting which occurred on Saturday April 4, 2015 just prior to 4:00 am at 1520 Oneal Drive in Rush, KY (Boyd County).

The Boyd County Sheriff's Department requested assistance with an investigation involving a burglary at the residence on Oneal Drive, which resulted in Gregory W. Coddington being fatally shot by the homeowner.

Troopers and Detectives with the Kentucky State Police Post 14 responded and began an investigation into the shooting. During the course of the investigation it was determined Gregory Wayne Coddington, age 45, of Sarasota, FL unlawfully forced entry into the residence and engaged in a physical altercation with the homeowner. During the altercation the homeowner fired several shots from a handgun, fatally wounding Coddington.

At this time no relationship is known to exist between the homeowner and Coddington. The incident appears to be random and additional details will be released as they become available.

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Boyd County Sheriff's Department, Boyd County EMS and the Boyd County Coroner's Office.

The case is still under investigation by Detective Jeff Kelley.