Officer involved shooting in Bowling Green sends one person to hospital

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BOWLING GREEN, KY. (WBKO) -- UPDATE: According to Kentucky State Police, BGPD officers responded to 516 East Third Avenue after a 911 call where the caller hung up on dispatch.

There were actually three officers on scene, contrary to earlier reports.

Officer Larry Zuniga was the first to make it to the scene where he was later joined by Officers John Deeb and Dale Barbeia. The officers found that a family disturbance led to the 911 call.

Officer Zuniga found 43-year-old Elmo Demetrius Stewart of 516 East Third Avenue and an altercation broke out between the two of them.

Officer Deeb used his Taser on Stewart in an attempt to break up the fight. Stewart drew a handgun.

Officer Zuniga fired his own firearm at Stewart. Officers Deeb and Zuniga called for EMS and Stewart was taken to Skyline Medical Center in Tennessee.

No officers were injured and Stewarts injuries are unknown at this time.


An officer involved shooting in Bowling Green has sent one person to the hospital.

Authorities say dispatch received a call around 6:12 pm on Friday.

The caller hung up and a Bowling Green Police Officer responded to 3rd Avenue and Chestnut at the Renaissance Village for a 911 call check.

After another officer arrived, the first officer was involved in some type of an altercation.

According to Kentucky State Police Trooper, Jeremy Hodges shots were fired around 6:20 pm.

"We know that the police officer shot one person their condition is unknown at this time. There were two officers involved we know that one officer did the shooting and also the conditions of the officers are unknown at this time."

It is unknown if the person who was shot was a resident or if they had family residing there.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital.

Officers say they are in the very early stages of the investigation.

We will continue to update you on this story as details are released.

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