From the Lexington Herald-Leader of April 29, 2008
Man who was shot during attempted break-in dies
A man trying to break into a Lexington home early Tuesday died from injuries after a resident shot the man through the front door, Lexington police said.
About 6 a.m., a male resident at 2700 Chelsea Woods Court off Todds Road called police, saying he’d shot someone trying to break in through the front door, Lexington police Lt. Thomas Curtsinger said.
The resident, who has not been identified, told police that he was home with his girlfriend and brother when he heard someone trying to kick in the front door.
Armed with a handgun, the resident shot through the front door, striking the man once in his upper body, Curtsinger said.
The man was lying on the front porch near the home’s entrance when police arrived. Police do not think the man was armed.
The man, whose identification has not been released, was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital, where he died a short time later.
Curtsinger said the victim was a 36-year-old man who, according to vehicle registration, was from Woodford County. The victim’s white Dodge RAM 2500 was towed from the driveway of a vacant house across the street a few hours after the shooting.
The resident told police he did not recognize the man who tried to enter his house.
Curtsinger said Tuesday morning that it was too early for him to say whether the man who fired the handgun would face any charges.
From the Bluegrass Beat (Lexington Herald-Leader) of August 22, 2008
Grand jury declines to indict shooter
A Fayette County grand jury on Thursday declined to charge a man who shot and killed a man in April who was beating on his front door.
Tadarvis Gardner, 22, told police he was at his home, on Chelsea Woods Court, when he heard what he thought was someone trying to kick in the front door.
Gardner shot through the front door, fatally striking Andreas Lobsiger once in his upper body, police said.
Lobsiger, 36, who was unarmed, apparently had confused the house with a friend’s home that was three houses down, friends said. Lobsiger had been outside sleeping in a truck after a night of drinking.
Prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury this week. It declined to issue an indictment.