Mayfield Police investigate shooting
UPDATE: Mayfield police have released the name of a woman who was shot in an apartment on South 9th Street on Wednesday.
Police say 36-year-old Kathy Bouland was found in the apartment with three gunshot wounds.
Officers say the man suspected in the shooting, 42-year-old Bradley Tyson Morris, ran away from the scene. Around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Morris turned himself in at the Mayfield Police Department.
Morris has been charged with first degree assault, first degree burglary, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and tampering with physical evidence. He was jailed in the Graves County Jail.
Police were assisted by the Graves County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police.
A Mayfield Independent Schools spokeswoman confirms the school district went on lockdown around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday because of the shooting.
Spokeswoman Kim Hamby says the shooting did not happen on any of the district’s campuses and had nothing to do with the schools, but the lockdown was put in place because Morris had not been found yet.
“Students were released after school only to parents who came to the school. Bus riders, walkers and drivers at their schools were held until it was deemed by law enforcement to be safe for them to be dismissed,” Hamby says. “As an additional precaution, Kentucky State Police, in conjunction with Mayfield City Police and the Graves County Sheriff’s Department, coordinated having law enforcement on each campus to assist with the release of students.”
MAYFIELD,KY- Police say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting at an apartment.
Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent says the shooting happened near Oak and 9th. He says a woman is being treated for gunshot wounds and that she was the only one hurt.
Investigators are still at the scene and we are waiting on more information.