UPDATE: no indictment for Frankfort homeowner who shot, killed accused burglar


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Franklin County Grand Jury returned a no true bill decision Tuesday in the case of a Frankfort homeowner who shot and killed a man he thought was trying to break into his house.

According to Frankfort Police, that means the homeowner won’t be indicted and the investigation is now closed.

Police say around 9:30 a.m. May 11th, the homeowner called 911 to report he had shot a man trying to break into his house.

That suspect, Stephen Smallwood died from his injuries at UK Hospital.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man accused of breaking-in to a home in Frankfort was shot by the homeowner and later died, according to Frankfort Police.

Investigators say around 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, 911 received a call from a homeowner saying someone had broken-in to his house in the 300 block of Wallace Avenue and that he had shot the intruder. Police say the two didn’t know each other.

Police say the suspect, 35-year old Stephen Smallwood, was found shot at the scene.  He was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center and then transferred to UK Hospital in Lexington, where he died from the gunshot wound.

The Fayette County coroner says Smallwood died at 5:03 p.m.  The coroner ruled the manner of death a homicide.

Frankfort Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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