World War II vet shoots intruder

Last updated 11:16 05/09/2012

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A 92-year-old farmer and World War II veteran who fatally shot an intruder in his Kentucky home says he acted in self-defence and aimed ''right for his heart.''

Earl Jones says he shot a man who came up the stairs and kicked open the basement door early Monday (local time).

The Kentucky Enquirer reports two other men were charged with burglary and tampering with evidence.

Jones says he heard a sound in his basement early Monday and grabbed his .22-caliber rifle.

He says he sat in a chair with a clear view of the basement door.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department says the intruder who was fatally shot was 24-year-old Lloyd ''Adam'' Maxwell.

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