Officers: One dead in Owensboro homicide


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Owensboro Police confirm a 15-year-old boy is dead after a shooting near the city’s downtown Saturday night. Police say the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Officers were called to the scene on the 1500 block of West Fifth Street in the area of Castlen Street just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Owensboro Police Officer Andrew Boggess confirmed a shooting unfolded Saturday night and a media staging area was set up near West Fifth and Frayser Ave.

Officers told our Eyewitness News crew on scene that the investigation stretched several city blocks.

Detectives are still searching for a suspect and anyone with any information is asked to call OPD at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 16, 2020)

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