Howell Street scene Hillaire Drive Scene
Hopkinsville Police sent four bodies to the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville for autopsy in a 24-hour period as part of two separate murder investigations.
HPD Sgt. Kyle Spurlin says the body of 38-year old Brian Summers was sent to Madisonville first Saturday night and the bodies of his parents—67-year old Tommie and 66-year old Linda Summers were taken for autopsy Sunday.
All three were discovered at 309 Hillaire Drive with gunshot wounds by a family member just before 10 Saturday morning, with the parents dead on the scene and Brian pronounced dead soon after at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Police are investigating the incident as a double-murder-suicide but declined to identify who they believe the shooter was until after the autopsy. Sgt. Spurlin says the HPD detectives division could release more information pertaining to the autopsy results in the coming days, but that he didn’t have any more details to release Sunday evening.
Sgt. Spurlin says an autopsy was also performed on 20-year old Alicia Jackson of Hopkinsville, who was found dead at 725 Howell Street Saturday evening. HPD Chief Guy Howie said at the scene that Ms. Jackson had sustained some type of trauma and the report said the shooting incident was being investigated as a murder. The autopsy on Ms. Jackson could shed some light on how exactly she died.
Police said they don’t have any suspects in connection with the Howell Street incident and both investigations continue.
The man who was injured when his horse and buggy was rear-ended on the Eagle Way Bypass Saturday evening continues to recover at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A spokesperson for the Nashville Hospital says 18-year old Dan Zook of Hopkinsville is in stable condition.
A news release from Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says Zook was traveling on the Bypass in a buggy around 5:20 when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 22-year old Bradley Ezell.
Zook was taken by Air Evac to Vanderbilt, while Ezell went uninjured in the collision near the Cox Mill Road intersection.
Meanwhile, 37-year old Michael McBride of McBride Lane is also in stable condition at Vanderbilt following Friday’s wreck on Madisonville Road. That incident happened around 10:15am near the 29 mile-marker when a northbound McBride veered into the southbound lane and hit a Frito Lay truck driven by 44-year old William Ray of Hanson head-on. Ray was not hurt in that crash.
In what has been a crime-ridden weekend in Hopkinsville, a vehicle was reported stolen at a Walnut Street car lot Saturday morning.
Hopkinsville Police were called to Truck Country Auto Sales at 914 Walnut just before 8am, where Jim Rager told Officer Robert Stokes that someone had broken out a glass door to get inside.
The perpetrator took a set of keys out of the office and drove away in a 2004 Dodge Durango valued at eight thousand dollars. The Durango is white in color and has Kentucky tags.
No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
HPD investigated a burglary at Campbell Place Apartments early Friday morning.
The report from Officer Joseph Garcia says 24-year old Gareth Edwards of Hopkinsville said he had been gone on vacation since December 17th and returned home late Thursday night to find several items missing.
Among the items taken from the apartment at 900 Denzill Drive were a pistol, a laptop computer, military gear, a video game system, a cordless drill and a flat screen television. Total value of the stolen property was listed at just over 26-hundred dollars.
A wreck involving the suspected use of alcohol in Muhlenberg County yesterday injured a Drakesboro man.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 46-year old Steven Wells of Drakesboro was northbound on KY 431 around 1pm when he ran off the road.
His vehicle struck a fence and came to final rest off the shoulder of the road. He was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries and was cited into court on his second DUI charge in the last five years, according to KSP.