On Thursday morning around 10 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call to assist the Bowling Green Police Department regarding a shooting involving a Warren County deputy jailer.
Troopers and detectives responded to the scene, which was located near the 4000 block of Louisville Road (US 31W.)
A preliminary investigation showed that the deputy jailer was supervising a work detail in the area, when members of the crew were approached and confronted by an unknown man, not affiliated with the Warren County Regional Jail.
Bowling Green Police later confirmed that unknown man’s identity as 20-year-old Dylon Kirby of Bowling Green.
According to KSP, the deputy jailer requested the assistance of the Bowling Green Police Department due to Kirby’s actions and conduct.
When the Bowling Green Police got there, Kirby threw a large rock at the responding officer’s patrol car, damaging a window.
According to Kentucky State Police, Kirby then, once again, got the large rock and approached the deputy jailer and started advancing in his direction.
The deputy jailer then fired one round from his .40 caliber handgun, but it did not hit Kirby and no injuries were sustained from the gunshot.
State Police said Kirby then ran to the edge of a bridge overpass, jumping onto the ground below, where he was taken into custody by officers with the Bowling Green Police Department.
Kirby was taken to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green where he was treated for minor injuries.
Kirby was arrested for the following charges: Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Fleeing/Evading Police 1st degree on foot, Wanton Endangerment 2nd degree (police officer), Disorderly conduct 2nd degree, resisting arrest, public intoxication and Assault 3rd degree (police officer.)
The investigation continues by the Kentucky State Police. The deputy jailer was assisted on scene by the Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Warren County Jailer and Kentucky State Police troopers and detectives.
The identity of the deputy jailer has not been released, but according to Jailer Stephen Harmon, the deputy jailer is on administrative leave.