Police Charge Glasgow Man with Attempted Murder

Bowling Green police charge a man an officer shot over the weekend with attempted murder.

Police say 68-year-old William Forrest Geiger of Glasgow tried to run over Officer Robert Perry outside Motel 6 on Scottsville Rd.

A little after 5 a.m. on Oct. 13, officers responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at the motel.

Kentucky State Police say as Officer Perry got out of his patrol car, Geiger got in his vehicle and tried to run Perry over.

Officer Perry fired his gun once at the vehicle, striking Geiger in the abdomen.

A pursuit followed on Three Springs Rd. until police used "stop sticks" to deflate two of Geiger's tires.

He was then taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt Hospital, where he is listed in "stable condition."

Bowling Green police say more charges against Geiger are forthcoming.

Officer Perry was not injured in the incident, but has been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is normal procedure in officer-involved shootings.

Kentucky State Police continue to investigate.

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