Police: Garrard County business owner shoots intruder

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Dale Parker (left), Joseph Bickett (right). Photo courtesy Lincoln County Detention Center

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LANCASTER, Ky. (WDKY) – A man is in jail accused of breaking into a Garrard County business before being shot by the owner.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a business on Old Lexington Road.

Police said Dale Parker and Joseph Bickett got into the business from the roof. Parker was armed with a metal pipe when he was confronted by the owner, who lives there.

The owner told police Parker threatened him, so he shot Parker.

As police were arriving at the scene, officers say they found Bickett nearby. He was taken into custody.

Police continued on to the business where they found the suspect suffering from a gunshot wound inside.

Parker was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital and was released around 6:30 a.m.

Parker was then taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center.

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