While I’m obviously not privy to all the details of the case, it appears District Attorney Gary Frank made the right call in not prosecuting a homeowner who shot and killed an armed intruder in December.
That said, let’s hope it’s a long time before any local prosecutor – or homeowner – has to make that decision again.
To recap, authorities responded around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 to a reported home invasion and shooting in the 100 block of Upton Street, just outside Lexington city limits. While in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, Lexington police officers arrived first and found 21-year-old Silvestre Begley lying dead in the front yard. Resident Joseph Asis told investigators an armed Begley was trying to break into the home and he used a shotgun to stop him.