Officer Involved in Shooting Hires Attorney

The news has been developing since the early hours of Sunday morning.

Now, After the death of Gregory Harrison of Brownsville by Bowling Green Police Officer Keith Casada Jr, Casada got an attorney, Alan Simpson.

"It's my opinion based on that, the investigation the Kentucky State Police was doing will clearly indicate this was a justified and unfortunate shooting," said Simpson.

It all happened when police say Harrison was intoxicated, hiding his hands, and shouting wildly at officers early Sunday morning.

A police report says Casada shot him, after Harrison refused commands to stop approaching them.

Simpson talked about how his client is doing after this.

"They are thankful, that they're alive, and at the same time they regret having to use deadly force. So, his mindset is he's concerned about the family of the suspect involved here, and at the same time making sure he's taking care of his own well-being and that of his family," said Simpson.

Simpson has dealt with police officer related cases before, and says it's pretty standard to get an attorney early on.

"I think it's pretty much known in law enforcement, that even though you know, that you haven't done anything wrong that when it involves a shooting that you should retain counsel immediately," said Simpson.

That's exactly what Casada did, even though no formal charges have been filed.

WBKO also made an effort to get in touch with Harrison's family today, but were not able to.

As far as what's next for the case will all depend on if charges are filed, and when the investigation is complete.


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