Owensboro man facing charges in connection to shots fired incident

OPD investigating 12th shots fired call this month
OPD investigating 12th shots fired call this month
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 10:05 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 2:27 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro officers responded to another shots fired call Monday night.

They say this one happened in the area of East Byers Avenue and J.R. Miller Boulevard.

Police tell us they found a vehicle that was hit once by gunfire.

They say that vehicle was occupied, but nobody was hurt.

On Thursday, OPD officers arrested 32-year-old Jeffery Jennings in connection to this incident, charging him with wanton endangerment. Police say he was also charged with additional offenses from a separate investigation.

This marks the 12th shots fired incident this month.

Officer Andrew Boggess tells us that’s a significant increase compared to this point in years past.

“In 2019, we had a total of six up until this point in the month,” said Boggess. “In 2020, we had five. In 2021, we had six. And at this point this year, we’re at 12.”

Extra patrols have been put in the areas of the incidents.

OPD believes most of the shootings are related in some way.

The investigations are still ongoing.

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