15-year-old Owensboro shooting victim identified

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OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) Owensboro police have confirmed the 15 year old victim in Saturday night’s shooting has been identified as Aaron Michael Aull Jr. of Owensboro.

Aull was found with a single gunshot wound at an apartment in the 200 block of E 19th St. Officer Andrew Boggess says police tried to perform first aid on him before he died.

His obituary says he loved fixing up old bikes and fishing, and his dream job was to be a sandwich artist at Subway. He was a freshman at Owensboro High School, and his family affectionately called him “Bub.”

OPS counselors were at the school Monday to help students and staff deal with the news.

As police find out what happened before and during the shooting, Aull’s family and friends cope with their tragic loss.

“We’re trying to determine what occurred prior to it, obviously, what lead to Mr. Aull being killed,” says Officer Andrew Boggess of Owensboro Police Dept.

“From the staff perspective and with the counselors, it’s a tough situation for everybody,” adds Summer Bell, mental health coordinator for Owensboro Public Schools.

Officer Boggess says police tried first aid when they arrived, but he died of a gunshot wound. The shooting happened more than two months after the death of another Owensboro teenager, Corban Henry, but Boggess says there’s no sign so far of the two being connected.

“It is still very early in the investigation, but at this point, we don’t have anything to lead us to believe that they are connected,” he says.

The student’s death is also the latest loss for Owensboro Public Schools. District officials tell us that this past weekend’s death makes it the third of a student and the fourth for the district since the school year started. Bell says parents should look for signs of grief and keep an open line of communication with their child to help cope with their loss.

“Just observing behavior changes, whether or not, maybe isolation has started to occur, changes in overall appetite, sleep patterns that just not wanting to be a part of their regular routine,” she says.

In his obituary, family members ask people to make sure to check on the ones you love in honor of Aaron.

His funeral services are scheduled for this Thursday in Owensboro.

Detectives are asking anyone who may know anything to please call OPD at 270-687-8888 or Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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(This story was originally published on October 26, 2020)

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