Hopkinsville Police continue to investigate a drive-by shooting incident on Wildwood Drive from Wednesday, with more information now known.
Public Information Officer Paul Ray says police first responded to the 200 block of Wildwood around 3:30 to the report of shots fired, but the victim wasn’t known until several hours later.
Officer Adam Robertson spoke to the victim, 19-year old Deaerion Dowey of Hopkinsville, who said he had been walking along Wildwood when he was shot by someone in a baby blue-colored Chrysler 300.
He described the driver of the car as a light-skinned black male wearing a black cap and the passenger as a light-skinned black male wearing a red hoodie.
Dowey sustained what are described on the report as minor injuries to the upper right leg and was treated at the hospital. Anyone with information on the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 887-TIPS.
A hit and run at 9th and Campbell Streets Tuesday evening injured a local man.
The incident happened around 5:20pm, according to the report that says the roads were wet at that time.
Police say 42-year old Paul Rogers, Jr. of Hopkinsville was southbound on South Campbell when the driver of a black passenger car disregarded a stop sign and struck his vehicle in the driver’s side.
A passenger, 18-year old Demorein Johnson of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for neck pain. Rogers went uninjured.
Officials in Elkton are reminding residents about this weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration event.
This year’s Todd County Martin Luther King Commemoration will be Sunday in the Todd County Central High School Auditorium at 3pm. The speaker will be Jefferson Davis State Park Manager Ron Sydnor, who became the first African-American to hold that position nearly three years ago.
Music will be provided by church choirs in Todd County and the theme is “You and I Keeping the Dream Alive.”
Organizer Lisa Lewis Balboa says there will also be a banner contest sponsored by the Todd County Standard. It’s open to all children and youth groups in Todd County and winners will receive a cash reward. Anyone with questions about the Todd County activities should call Ms. Balboa at 270-954-3004.
A hit and run wreck on North Drive Tuesday morning injured a local teen.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Ruben Pacheco says 17-year old Ariana Kendrick of Hopkinsville was stopped in traffic just before 8am when she was rear-ended by a vehicle described as an older full-sized tan-colored Chrysler.
The driver of the Chrysler—described on the report as a poorly dressed white female who was small in stature and who had red hair—initially got out to check on Ms. Kendrick and asked if they could pull into the parking lot of IGA.
Ms. Kendrick pulled into the parking lot, but the driver of the Chrysler drove away. An ambulance took Ms. Kendrick to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for intense back pain.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly making up a story about an assault and theft at his home.
Charged with falsely reporting an incident is 35-year old Johnny Allen Dycus of Hopkinsville, who called Hopkinsville Police around 12:30am to say someone had come into his house and stole his television.
Through the investigation, the report says police determined the incident did not occur and that Dycus allegedly inflicted injuries on himself so that he wouldn’t have to pay an appliance rental store for use of the television after reporting it stolen.