One arrested, victim airlifted in Bowling Green shooting

Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 10:50 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Bowling Green Police arrested one person after a shooting on Tuesday night.

Faisl Alzharani, 25, of Bowling Green, was charged with the following:

  • first-degree assault, first-degree robbery
  • first-degree criminal mischief
  • possession of marijuana
  • first-degree wanton endangerment
  • theft of auto
  • receiving a stolen firearm,
  • tampering with physical evidence
  • leaving the scene of an accident
  • driving on a DUI suspended license
  • operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance
  • trafficking in marijuana
  • buying or possessing drug paraphernalia
  • two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance

Around 7:07 p.m., officers responded to El Mazatlan at 300 Cumberland Trace Road about shots fired complaint.

The caller said a man came into the restaurant saying he had been shot.

Police identified the victim as Tysean Johnson, who told police he had been shot in the back.

Johnson said he was in a parking lot of a nearby hotel when the shooting happened.

Police then received a call of a suspicious person in the parking lot of Days Inn at 181 Cumberland Trace Road.

The caller said a man was “acting erratically in the parking lot,” and police were told when they arrived on the scene that witnesses heard the shooting in the area.

Police watched surveillance footage from the hotel where they saw a silver Ford Explorer leave a parking space and hit several things in the parking lot before driving away.

A handgun was also located in the parking lot in the line of travel of the Explorer, according to police.

Police later identified the driver of the Explorer was Alzharani and was told by hotel employees that he had checked into a room earlier that day, according to reports.

Officers went to the room, which was unoccupied, and saw what “appeared to be drug paraphernalia and an odor of marijuana inside of the room.”

Police then received a call of a wreck involving the Explorer at Scottsville Road and Bryant Way.

Police located Alzharani, and he fled the scene on foot. Once he was caught, money was found from Alzharani.

Police executed a search warrant of the hotel room and found two blue circular pills with the imprint “M30″, which police said is consistent with fentanyl-laced pills, a small baggie of “a clear crystalline substance consistent with methamphetamine as well as a clear glass pipe with residue consistent with methamphetamine.”

Police also found a substance they believed to be marijuana.

Alzharani refused to speak with officers, according to reports.

He remains housed in the Warren County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond. His initial court date is set for Friday at 9 a.m.