If someone is killed during the commission of a crime, the criminal can be charged with murder. Local man charged with murder in home invasion – News – Paducah Sun
Two guys break into an occupied home. One is shot and killed, the other is shot on wounded. The injured guy is charged with murder.
Howard, 28, shot and killed Reed and wounded Ingram. The grand jury did not indict Howard.
[Sheriff Jon Hayden] said Howard’s actions were within the “scope of what Kentucky law allows.”
“Based on our investigation and our analysis of the law, we concluded that Mr. Howard was within his rights to defend himself if he feared for his safety in his own home,” Hayden said.
The injured guy called the homeowner in advance to threaten violence. People love to say that in situations like this, there must be drugs involved, but the sheriff said that there were no drugs involved, even if he was keeping some things confidential.
If you break into homes, you will eventually meet with an armed response.