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Shooting Victim Dies; Mistaken for Intruder

December 5, 1985

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A 24-year-old man who broke into his own house was shot and fatally wounded by a friend who thought he was an intruder, officials said.

Randall S. Worley died Wednesday at an Omaha hospital.

Deputy Douglas County Attorney Chris Kelly, calling the shooting a ″tragic mistake,″ said no charges would be filed.

Several people were at Worley’s house Saturday night because the woman who lived with Worley had received threatening calls, police said.

Worley, who was carrying a shotgun, broke through a kitchen window and was shot in the face by Jerry W. Karnes, 26, who thought he was an intruder, authorities said.

Police said Worley may have armed himself and broken into the house because the lights were turned off and he suspected trouble.