Man dies after alleged burglary in Frankfort

Posted at 9:45 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 16:01:02-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — One man has died after being shot after allegedly breaking into a home in Frankfort on Tuesday.

According to Frankfort police, dispatch responded to a burglary in progress on Wallace Avenue at around 9:35 a.m. The caller mentioned that he shot the alleged intruder, later identified as 35-year-old Stephen Smallwood.

Smallwood was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center before being transferred to UK Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries just after 5 p.m.

Investigators presented the information to the Franklin County Grand Jury on May 25. The grand jury returned a no true bill decision, meaning no formal charges will be seeked against the man who shot Smallwood.