HENDERSON, Ky. — A suspect was arrested Thursday night time after police say he opened fire on a homeless shelter in Kentucky, killing two folks and injuring two others.
About 15 folks had been contained in the Harbor House Christian Center, a shelter for males, on the time of the capturing. The suspect was arrested about two hours later at a close-by boat ramp, mentioned Henderson Police Division Chief Sean McKinney.
Police consider the suspect was a resident of the homeless shelter.
Henderson is situated in western Kentucky and throughout the river from Evansville, Indiana.
This is what we all know Friday morning:
When and the place did the capturing occur?
Henderson police arrived at Harbor Home and located a number of folks with gunshot accidents, some deadly. Two folks died. Henderson Metropolis Commissioner Robert Pruitt confirmed the primary fatality and metropolis spokeswoman Donna Stinnett confirmed the second to the Courier & Press, a part of the USA TODAY Community.
Who’s the suspect?
In a Fb put up, Henderson police identified the suspect as Kenneth R. Gibbs of Henderson.
Henderson Police Division Chief Sean McKinney mentioned Gibbs was recognized because the shooter by witnesses on the shelter. Gibbs was situated at 9:45 p.m. at a close-by boat ramp, about 3 miles from the shelter.
McKinney mentioned Gibbs was armed when he was arrested. Police consider Gibbs was a resident on the heart, Stinnett mentioned.
Gibbs, 37, was booked on two costs of homicide, in response to the Henderson County Detention Middle web site.
Brian McClain, a resident at Harbor Home, advised the Courier & Press he was resting within the dormitory space when a person he believed to be the shooter out of the blue flipped on the lights.
“He checked out me humorous and shut the sunshine again off, and when he went out the dorm room, it wasn’t 5 seconds later I heard photographs,” he mentioned, including he heard what he believed to be a handgun fireplace “eight or 9 photographs.”
Who’re the victims?
Authorities had not but launched the names of the 2 folks killed.
What’s Harbor Home?
On its Fb web page, Harbor Home describes it as “a protected harbor for males in want. Harbor Home is a Christian-based group devoted to bringing males up locally, by selling a God-based basis.”
Henderson sits alongside the Ohio River and is the county seat of Henderson County, Kentucky. The inhabitants is about 28,757, in response to the newest U.S. census. It’s a part of the Evansville Metropolitan Space.