Trooper Jonathan M. Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Officer Involved Shooting in Bowling Green
Date of News Release: 08/12/2012
(Bowling Green, KY.) -- At 2:07 a.m., Kentucky State Police, received a call from the Bowling Green Police Department regarding an officer involved shooting. At 1:37 a.m. BGPD, received a call from the decedent, Gregory H. Harrison (46) of Brownsville, Kentucky stating that he was going to "kill his brother." Mr. Harrison advised that he "was in the parking lot with a gun" According to Bowling Green Police Department Dispatch Mr. Harrison refused to answer any of the telecommunicator's questions. Mr. Harrison stated. "that they were refusing to help."
At 1:47 a.m. Bowling Green Police Officers made contact with Mr. Harrison who is standing on the railroad tracks screaming for officer’s to "shoot him."
According to officers on scene, Mr. Harrison was highly intoxicated and was hiding one of his hands. Mr. Harrison started to approach the officers and refused their verbal commands.
Officer Keith Casada Jr. shot one round with his issued AR 15 and struck Mr. Harrison in the upper midsection. Mr. Harrison was taken to the Bowling Green Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Mr. Harrison's body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Officer in Louisville, Kentucky for an autopsy.
Officer Casada has been placed on administrative leave per Bowling Police Department Policy. Officer Casada is a two year veteran with the Bowling Green Police Department.
The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Detective Laura Isenberg.