Fleming County Man Fatally Shot in Rowan County Home Invasion


Early Thursday morning, Post 8 of the Kentucky State Police received a call for assistance from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department with a home invasion. The incident occurred on Dawson Way in Clearfield.

Through the investigation, detectives determined that 27 year-old Cody Elliott of Hillsboro, KY and an unknown male subject entered a residence. While inside the residence, Elliott and other individuals inside the residence fired several shots. As a result of the shooting, Elliott was transported to Saint Claire Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. Elliot was pronounced deceased by Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt.

21 year-old Donavan Kilburn, of Clearfield was also injured in the shooting incident. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. Kilburn resides at the residence where the incident occurred.

The unknown male that was accompanying Elliott fled from the residence in an unknown direction. This incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Morehead.