Glasgow Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Injured

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

Two men are dead and one police officer is injured after a gun fight and a 6-hour stand-off in Glasgow Wednesday.

WBKO has learned that around noon on Wednesday, 31-year-old Brandon Ryan shot and killed Nathan Bybee outside his home at 426 McKenna Street.

Police arrived to find Bybee's body before a gunfight with Ryan began.

Officer J.D. Waldon was injured during the gunfight.

He would be taken to T.J. Sampson Hospital before being released.

After the gunfight, Ryan then barricaded himself inside his home where he was later found dead.

Law enforcement officials from Kentucky State Police, Allen County, Barren County, and even Owensboro took part in the operation.

Police sent 2 camera-toting robots into the home.

Glasgow Police Lieutenant Maxie Murray says the two robots were being used to find Ryan hiding inside the home.

After 6 hours, police raided the home and found Ryan inside dead of self-inflicted wounds.

Wednesday tragedy also affected the many neighbors who were evacuated from their homes for the duration of the day.

Fear was a feeling that many on McKenna Street shared.

"Scared... really scared," says one neighbor, Kim Belcher.

Wednesday's shooting is just the latest in a string of violent acts in this Glasgow community. This is the third shooting in 9 months.

In November 2006, Richard Morgan shot two people just a few houses down from where Wednesday's tragedy took place.

In January 2007, Amy Nunn is believed to have killed her husband also in the area.

Its something Belcher says is taking a toll on the community.

"I've talked to several people and they've talked about being upset. They wish they could move but they don't have the money. Its really upsetting," admits Belcher.

Longtime resident Gene Clark says the neighborhood used to be very peaceful and nobody was afraid.

But he feels that's changing.

"Its really scary. I just bought my house and now I'm wishing I hadn't because it seems like its getting worse over here instead of getting better," Clark laments.

Belcher says she doesn't know what can be done but is praying there's a solution to stop this violence.

"Its hard to say. People just their minds just click and they're losing it and don't know how to deal with it and they want to take it out on anybody and everybody around," Belcher pleads.

Right now, law enforcement officials are not confirming or releasing any details or names involved the case.

The Glasgow Police Department says it will release more information Thursday morning.

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