Hustonville woman dies after shooting incident

Published 3:48 pm Friday, February 9, 2018

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A shooting occurred in a home on Raintree Circle in the Moreland community of Lincoln County.


MORELAND — A Hustonville woman is dead following a shooting incident Monday night.

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Kentucky State Police responded to a home on Raintree Drive Monday and found Kala Francisco, who had life-threatening injuries. Trooper Robert Purdy said the responding officer administered CPR and care to Francisco until EMTs arrived. Francisco was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

Shawn E. Faulkner, 26, of Stanford has been arrested in connection with the shooting death.

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

Faulkner was detained after the shooting but no charges were filed initially. After an investigation, he was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Faulkner is believed to be involved in the shooting of Francisco at 9:40 p.m.

Although charges for shooting Francisco have not been filed against Faulkner, 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 he was not sure what the relationship was between Faulkner and Francisco.

A candlelight vigil was held in Francisco’s memory Tuesday night at Constitution Square in Danville. Approximately 100 people attended, sharing stories about and memories of Francisco and singing “Amazing Grace.”