BGPD responded to a shots fired call near Nashville Road and Emmett Avenue



Michael Crimmins, News reporter

Bowling Green Police responded to a 911 call of shots fired late Tuesday night on Dec. 21.

Around 7:00 p.m. BGPD received a call of shots fired in the parking lot of a gas station at the corner of Nashville Road and Emmett Avenue.

Police were told a collision had occurred at the intersection as a car was attempting to flee the scene.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they discovered Terrance R. Barton, 20, in the driver’s seat of a white car. The officers removed Barton and attempted lifesaving measures.

Barton was taken to the hospital where he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The BGPD officers were told a man was running from the scene. After a search of the area, officers found Kamonte Grissom, 19, who matched the description given by witnesses at the scene.

Grissom was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail and is charged with murder, robbery 1st degree, possesion of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Melissa Bailey, public information officer for the WKU police department, said via phone call that one officer assisted the BGPD with the perimeter of the scene. 

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