Three dead, one hurt in Owensboro shooting


An update on Thursday’s triple homicide in Owensboro.

Early Friday morning, one of the two men police wanted to talk to about the shootings was taken into custody.

Thirty-one-year-old Cylar Shemwell was booked into the Daviess County Jail just after 12:30 Friday morning.

Pictured: Cylar Shemwell/Photo courtesy Owensboro County Jail

His current charge is listed as ‘Contempt of Court.’

Owensboro police say they believe Shemwell might have information about the shootings.

Police are still looking for the man pictured in these security camera photos.

(Courtesy: OPD)

Authorities have not identified him.

And they are asking anyone who knows who he is to call Crimestoppers.

The shooting happened at a home on Audubon Avenue at W. 11th street.

Two people were found dead inside.

Two others were taken to the hospital, where a third victim later died.

The survivor, who police say is a woman, is listed in critical condition.

A spokesperson for Owensboro Public Schools confirmed that three children lived inside that house, but they were at school at the time.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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(This story was originally published on January 18, 2019)

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