Harbor House shooting suspect has court hearing

Harbor House shooting suspect has court hearing
Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 3:33 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The man who authorities say opened fire last month at a men’s homeless shelter was in court Wednesday afternoon.

Kenneth Gibbs is charged with two counts of murder after the mass shooting at Harbor House in Henderson.

Police say 67-year-old Steven Wathen and 44-year-old Chad Holmes were killed, and two others were hurt.

Officials say Gibbs had been a resident at the shelter for about a year.

[Previous: Henderson officials identify victims in Harbor House deadly shooting]

[Previous: 14 News Exclusive: Harbor House pastor discusses mass shooting]

Investigators who testified at the hearing gave some insight into a motive.

Detective Jake Isonhood testified that Gibbs admitted to the shooting. He says he was accused of being disruptive during chapel, and he was told he wasn’t allowed to come back until the director came back.

He says Gibbs told him he then went to his car to get a gun and was thinking “he was tired of being told want to do.”

The detective says Gibbs admitted he just shot everything in front of him and thought everyone on the ground was dead.

The case has now been sent to a grand jury. That hearing is set for October 11. The bond is still $500,000.

Kenneth Gibbs.
Kenneth Gibbs.(Henderson County Detention Center)