A Fort Campbell soldier remains in critical condition and police in California have named the man they believe is responsible for the shooting.
Fox News is reporting that San Bernardino Police identified the suspect as Ruben Ray Jurado as the person responsible for shooting Fort Campbell soldier and Purple Heart recipient 22-year old Christopher Sullivan, who was on leave from the Army when the shooting took place Friday night.
According to police, Sullivan was shot in the neck and buttocks after he tried to break up a fight over football between his brother and Jurado.
Sergeant Gary Robertson told Fox News that police are not sure whether or not Sullivan is going to be a paraplegic or quadriplegic and that the suspect fled the scene and is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The 22-year old soldier reportedly received the Purple Heart and was recovering at Fort Campbell after he sustained injuries during a suicide bomber last year in Afghanistan.
A Fort Campbell officer says spending time with his family during Christmas was priceless.
1-32 Cavalry Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says a little down time for soldiers goes a long way, especially since many Fort Campbell soldiers have undergone multiple deployments.
Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Colonel says while his soldiers are enjoying a little time off, it’s going to be business as usual at the start of the New Year in preparing soldiers for yet another rendezvous with destiny in Afghanistan.
Shortly after Thanksgiving, soldiers assigned to the 1-32 Cavalry Regiment traveled to Fort Knox, Kentucky to undergo mounted patrol training, which Lieutenant Colonel Taylor says helped soldiers familiarize themselves with weapons they will likely be using while they are deployed.
Montgomery County officials are finalizing negotiations with AT&T to construct a replacement tower on Highway Drive.
The tower will reportedly house all county backup communications equipment along with National Weather Service equipment.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports the tower will be 280 feet tall and AT&T will be able to lease additional space to other occupants, but the space above 200 feet will only be reserved for county and National Weather Service usage.
According to the Leaf-Chronicle, final negotiations resulted in a 30-year lease with the possibility of a 5 year extension and at the end of lease, the county has the option of owning the tower and will only cost the county the land that the tower will occupy.
While most area residents were home celebrating Christmas, Hopkinsville Police Officers were hard at work in keeping the community safe.
On Christmas, officers were dispatched to 112 West 1st Street in reference to a fight that had taken place at a residence.
According to police, 32-year old Zanae Shavon Humphries was in an altercation with her child’s father and during the argument she produced a handgun and fired one round towards the ground near the victim.
The victim told police he was sitting in his car at the time Humphries allegedly shot off one round, which he claims hit the ground near his vehicle’s rear tire.
Humphries was taken into police custody and charged with one count of 1st degree wanton endangerment.
Police say no one was injured as a result of the shooting and that the expended round and handgun was taken as evidence.
An alleged burglar was arrested by Hopkinsville Police over the weekend.
Police arrested and charged 25-year old Sebastian Gomez with one count of 2nd degree burglary on Christmas.
According to police, officers were dispatched to Middle Street in reference to a stabbing and when officers arrived on the scene, they found Gomez heavily intoxicated with a cut on his arm and traced blood splatter to a broken window.
Witnesses at the scene told officers Gomez entered a residence by force and went through the residence and on his way out, punched one of the windows causing it to shatter.
The 25-year old was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment and then was released into police custody.