BREAKING: Man involved in Lincoln County shooting identified

Published 10:44 pm Monday, February 5, 2018

Photo courtesy of the Lincoln County Regional Jail
Shawn Faulkner, 26, is accused of shooting Kala Francisco.

MORELAND — Police have identified the name of the man accused of shooting a Hustonville woman Monday night at a home on Raintree Drive.

Shawn E. Faulkner, 26 of Hustonville, was arrested by the Kentucky State Police and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first-degree and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Trooper Robert Purdy with the Kentucky State Police.

Faulkner is accused of shooting Kala Francisco, 31 of Hustonville, at about 9:40 p.m. Monday. She was pronounced dead at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center as a result of her injuries.

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“A trooper with the Kentucky State Police arrived on scene. A female was found inside with life-threatening injuries. He attempted to provide CPR and care,” Purdy said, early Tuesday morning.

At that time, he stated that Faulkner, then name unknown, had been detained, but no charges had been filed.

Purdy said, “We’re not looking for any other suspects. We have the person we believe was involved in the shooting detained.”

Purdy would not comment on who called 911. Francisco’s children were home at the time of the shooting, but Purdy said they were unharmed.

Purdy said Tuesday morning that troopers were waiting for a search warrant before they could enter the home and investigate further. He was not sure what relationship existed between Faulkner and Francisco.