Trooper Jonathan M. Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Officer Involved Shooting in Warren County
Date of News Release: 02/28/2012
(Bowling Green, Ky.) –- On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:57 P.M. (CST) Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, responded to 3293 Garrett Hollow Road in Warren County, Kentucky regarding a shots fired complaint that was called in by the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
At 6:10 P.M. (CST) Kentucky State Police Post 3 was notified by the Warren County Sheriff's Office that a subject had been shot by one of their officers.
According to Kentucky State Police Detective Michael May, the preliminary investigation has determined that Warren County Sheriff's Deputy Captain Maxie Jones responded to a disturbance call at 3293 Garrett Hollow Road. Richard Humphrey (51) of Bowling Green, allegedly brandished a firearm at Captain Jones. Captain Jones gave repeated verbal commands to drop the firearm. Mr. Humphrey then raised the firearm at Captain Jones. Captain Jones shot two rounds from his agency issued service weapon at Mr. Humphrey striking him once in the upper left shoulder.
Mr. Humphrey was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green and later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. At this time, Richard Humphrey's injury appear to be non life threatening.
Kentucky State Police Post 3 was also advised by Warren County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy William T. Smith that Captain Maxie Jones has been placed on administrative leave.
The investigation is still ongoing and is under the direction of Detective Michael May. Det. May was assisted on scene by Lieutenant John Clark, Sergeant Jaman Childers, Detective Chad Winn, Troopers Jermaine Savage, and Matt Cardwell.