(7-31-22) James Douglas Rayl (22) of Sidney is dead after being shot while breaking into a home in Shelby County Sunday morning around 11am.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call on report of a man at the front door trying to gain entry to a residence in the 2900 block of North Kuther Road.

Rayl was apparently trying to enter the home of his ex-girlfriend.

Once Rayl entered, the homeowner, the father of the ex- girlfriend, fired three shots, hitting him.

Rayl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Names of the occupants of the home have not been released.

The Shelby County Prosecutor has been informed of the situation and the incident will be presented to the county grand jury.