Police searching for suspect in Owensboro hotel shooting


OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) — Authorities are searching for a suspect in connection with a report of an incident where shots were fired at the Wingfield Inn and Suites on West Parrish Ave in Owensboro.

Sandy “Slim” Thompson

According to Kentucky State Police, they are searching for Sandy “Slim” Thompson, 41. Trooper Corey King says it started after authorities were responding to a report of a stolen car at the parking lot of the hotel. Police say after they found him in a room on the second floor, he pointed a gun at officers at the hotel and that shots were fired by one officer towards Thompson, who was not struck.

Trooper Corey King says Thompson jumped out of a window of the hotel room and fled towards the Airport/Bittel Road area. No injuries were reported.

Thompson was last seen running east on Parrish Ave heading towards the airport. Police say Thompson is considered armed and dangerous, and encourages the public to be vigilant and not confront him if located.

If you have information on this case or know Thompson’s location, call the Crime Tip Hotline at 270-687-8484 or 800-222-5555. 

(This story was originally published on May 24, 2021)

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