byrne arrestOWENSBORO, Ky. (8/15/19) — A 19-year-old is accused of firing in a gun inside an apartment endangering others.

Owensboro Police Department said OPD’s FLEX Unit and patrol officers went to the 2500 block of Duke Drive shortly after 10:30 last night in response to a call about a firearm discharge. A neighbor reported that a resident had run from his apartment after the gunshot was heard and left in a vehicle.

Shortly after, police found the vehicle and charged Hunter M. Byrne of Owensboro with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property less than $500 and first-degree wanton endangerment. A search of the apartment revealed a firearm had been discharged inside it.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3 Vice President

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