On November 22, 2012, a burglar by the name of Wayne Duff broke into a home in the Gordon neighborhood of Letcher County, Kentucky. James Brown, the homeowner, shot Duff. Duff was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Kentucky State Police have not charged James in the shooting. The case will be taken to the Letcher County Grand Jury. No reason was given as to why the Grand Jury will be asked to look into this apparently clear-cut case of self defense.