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2 juveniles charged in connection with shooting of Fancy Farm Fire Dept.

Two juveniles arrested in connection with shooting at the Fancy Farm Fire Department.
Two juveniles arrested in connection with shooting at the Fancy Farm Fire Department.(Live 5/File)
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 2:38 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 5:37 AM CST
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GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Two juveniles arrested in connection with shooting at the Fancy Farm Fire Department.

Graves County deputies say the previous suspect was cleared, but arrested on unrelated charges.

According to the sheriff’s office, someone shot the fire department only hours after a deadly tornado ripped through the county on Friday, December 10. They said 12 bullet holes were found in the entrance door of the fire department.

In a previously written statement, deputies say a witness identified 18-year-old Landon Thomas as the shooter.

According to deputies, they later learned that witness, a 16 year old, was in fact the shooter, along with another 16 year old.

They said both juveniles confessed to their involvement and the false statement.

They were taken into custody around 2 p.m. on Monday, December 20 and are being held at a juvenile detention center. They were charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. One of the two faces an additional charge of giving a known false statement to investigators.

Landon Thomas, 18, of Fancy Farm, was also arrested on Monday afternoon on an outstanding, unrelated felony warrant charging him with theft of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and criminal mischief.

Deputies say no firefighters were hurt in the shooting because they were all out helping in the search and recovery efforts across the county following the tornado.

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