Mayfield shooting victim in stable condition, according to mother
MAYFIELD, KY – Kathy Bouland is in stable condition after she was shot three times in her Mayfield, Kentucky, apartment Wednesday, according to her mother.
Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent tells us the call came in at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at 517 South 9th Street. Police found Bouland with three gunshot wounds.
Her mother is with Bouland Wednesday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She tells us her daughter was shot in in the shoulder, the knee, and the calf.
Kent tells us the shooting suspect, Bradley Tyson Morris, is in jail Wednesday night. Morris faces charges for assault, burglary, having a gun with a felony record, and tampering with evidence.
Kent said Morris ran away from the scene and later turned himself in.
A neighbor showed us a ball cap Bouland was wearing when the shootings happened. In the bill of the hat, there’s looks like a bullet hole just inches from Bouland’s head.
Ashley Rafiner was with Bouland the minute befor she was shot. “She was actually back here in my apartment when somebody told her there was somebody with a gun looking for her. I tried to get her not to go out the door, and she did. We heard the shots and took off running, and by the time I made it into the neighbor’s apartment, she was already laying in the floor bleeding. It was just really, really scary. I mean, I’ve never been around anything like that before in my life,” she said.
Rafiner knew of Morris, but didn’t know him well. “I personally don’t know why it happened,” she said. “It’s a mystery to me at the moment. I’m sure more will come to light. I’ll just keep KC in my prayers for now,” she said.
Bouland’s mother tells me Morris and Bouland were dating for about a month, but broke up a few weeks ago.
She also asked why the suspect didn’t face an attempted murder charge for her daughter’s injuries. I asked Kent that question. He told me first degree assault and attempted murder carry the same penalty, but attempted murder requires the commonwealth to prove indent. Assault does not.
Mayfield Independent Schools were placed on lockdown moments before to their regular dismissal time. School district spokeswoman Kim Hamby said it was a precaution, because the shooter hadn’t been caught yet. Bus routes were delayed for Graves County Schools.