Ohio County dispatch responds to trespasser shooting

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OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – According to a press release sent on Friday, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a trespasser in Centertown on February 6th. While on the phone with dispatch, the caller advised that her husband had shot the trespasser.

Upon arrival, deputies found Adam Hardin of Livermore on the ground by the front porch with gunshot wounds. The resident, Mark Stewart, of Centertown advised that he confronted Hardin near the back of the residence. Stewart was armed with a .22 caliber handgun.

After a verbal confrontation, Stewart retreated toward the front door while Hardin followed. Stewart continued to advise Hardin to stop or he would shoot. Stewart advised that he believed he and his family’s life were in danger. When Stewart got to his front door, Hardin continued up the steps on to the porch, where Stewart shot Hardin four times. It is believed that all four rounds struck Hardin.

Hardin was transported to OHRH with life threatening injuries and was believed to be under the influence at the time of the shooting.

The shooting is still under investigation and the case will be presented to the grand jury for further review.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 6, 2020)

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