Owensboro Police Department identifies 15-year-old killed in shooting

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- The Owensboro Police Department has identified Corbin Henry, 15, as the victim of a shooting late Saturday night.

Officers responded to the scene on the 1500 block of W. 5th Avenue around 10:30 Saturday night and reportedly found Henry dead from a single gunshot wound.

Funeral arrangements for Corban were announced through Haley McGinnis Funeral home in Owensboro.

Visitation will be at from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday August 19, and again from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

A funeral celebration for Corban will take place 1:00 pm Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home.

“It’s been very quiet, which is not normal for this area. It seems like it’s almost the neighborhood is very somber. The neighborhood is sad. The community is sad,” said Regina Siddons, who heard from a block away of the aftermath of the shooting that happened just after 10:00 PM Saturday.

“I heard the cries for help, so I came running because I have a medical background and seeing if I could help somebody,” she recalled.

She, and another man who pulled up in a car, tried to help the victim they found at the intersection of 5th and Orchard.

“It was too late. He was too hurt. There wasn’t anything I could do at this point, other than to try to protect him from people trying to film it with their phones. As a mom, I didn’t want another mother to find out their child was hurt that way,” said Siddons.

Witnesses say Henry was riding a moped at the time of the shooting, and Owensboro Police say they found the moped near the victim. Police closed off several blocks of West 5th Street that night. Detectives returned to the area today to recanvass and find more witnesses to interview. One woman who lived near where the shooting originally happened, but wished not to be identified, told us she heard and saw a flash of the gunshot when it happened, and immediately became worried.

“My husband was out here and I thought he had been shot when I heard that. He comes in and tells me to call the police. Of course, I was already calling the police,” she recalled.

“When you shoot somebody, you’re taking a chance that it’s forever. You’re either hurting them for good or taking them away forever and the other person that did it, most likely, they’ll be gone from their family forever. It doesn’t make any sense,” says Siddons.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 270-687-8888 or 270-687-8484.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 17, 2020)

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