Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Drakesboro Man Fatally Shot After Pulling Weapon on Sheriff

breakingnews surfky 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY (02/28/12) - The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a shooting that involved the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, on Monday, Feb. 27, at approximately 8:22 p.m.

According to KSP reports, Muhlenberg County Sheriff Curtis McGehee and deputies, Terry Vick and Troy Gibson, responded a call from Muhlenberg County Central Dispatch, in reference to a domestic dispute.  

After arriving on the scene, at 308 Warford Street in Drakesboro, officers made contact with 40-year-old Hargis A. Gibson.   

Mr. Gibson produced a handgun and fired one round into the ceiling while officers spoke to him. At that point, Mr. Gibson pointed the handgun at Sheriff McGehee. The officers fired their service weapons at Mr. Gibson fatally wounding him.

Sheriff McGehee, Deputy Gibson, and Deputy Vick were not harmed in the confrontation. According to officials, both deputies have been placed on paid, administrative leave.

KSP Detective Lloyd Ray will continue to investigate the incident. The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, Greenville Police Department, Central City Police Department, Muhlenberg County EMS, and the Muhlenberg County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Trooper Stu Recke

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 17, 2014 4549

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 17, 2014 3518

Meet The Hopkins County Magistrate…

in News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2014 1887

Bremen Man Charged for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 17, 2014 1726

Watson Family Tragedy Inspires Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 18, 2014 1535

Daviess County School Board Hears…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 17, 2014 4549

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 18, 2014 1292

Talking Teen Trashed Telephone Pole,…

in Top Stories by MPD
April 19, 2014 1070

Fifth Third on Main Street Comes Down

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 18, 2014 1030

Earlington Traffic Stop Results in Meth…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 19, 2014 834

MPD Arrests Juveniles for Reason Rash of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 18, 2014 1535

Daviess County School Board Hears…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 18, 2014 1432

One Arrested, Another Injured in Single…

in News by J.D. Marksberry
April 17, 2014 354

Owensboro Public Works Declares 'War on…

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
April 17, 2014 259

‘Big Bugs’ Artist Returns to Western…

in Top Stories by Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
April 18, 2014 222

Second Children’s Advocacy Center of…

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 17, 2014 1887

Bremen Man Charged for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 17, 2014 1726

Watson Family Tragedy Inspires Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 18, 2014 1048

Friends of Lake Malone Busy Hiding 1,500…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 17, 2014 1001

Drakesboro Man Charged with Wanton…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 17, 2014 996

Major Muhlenberg Road Projects Found in…

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03