Gall pleads guilty to reckless homicide for 2017 shooting death

Spencer Harsh

A former WKU student who was arrested for the September 2017 shooting of another student has pleaded guilty to committing homicide.

Peter Gall, 22, appeared before Warren Circuit Court Judge John Grise on Nov. 19, 2018, to plead guilty to “reckless homicide,” according to court documents. The victim of the homicide was Kenneth “Alex” Davis, another former WKU student.

The final sentencing for Gall will be held on Jan. 22, 2019 at 9 a.m. to determine whether he will “receive a sentence of probation, a sentence of imprisonment or a sentence of conditional discharge.”

Gall called the  Bowling Green police on Sept. 3, 2017 and said he had shot his roommate Kenneth “Alex” Davis in their home at the 1600 block of Kenton Street, according to the police report.

Gall had accidentally shot Davis after retrieving a shotgun from his room as part of a joke meant “to scare Davis,” according to the report. The firearm was loaded and Gall said when he set it down on a couch it accidentally discharged and struck Davis in the abdominal area.

Davis received initial medical attention from Gall as police arrived at the scene. The officers on the scene gave Davis preliminary medical treatment as they called for Emergency Medical Services and the Bowling Green Fire Department to arrive on scene. Once EMS and BGFD arrived, they transported Davis to the Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to the police report.

Gall was arrested and lodged at the Warren County Regional Jail following the events of that night, according to the report.

Reporter Spencer Harsh can be reached at 270-745-6011 and [email protected].