Man charged in drive-by shooting
BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — A 21-year-old Harrodsburg man is charged with an early-morning drive-by shooting that rattled a Boyle County family.
According to the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office, Taveon Goodman is charged with wanton endangerment, discharging a firearm across a public roadway, and violation of an emergency protective order.
At about 2 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a drive-by shooting on Bluegrass Pike near Gentry Lane west of Highway 127 about five miles south of Harrodsburg. The caller told dispatchers the car headed toward Gentry Lane. A deputy stooped a vehicle on Gentry Lane and a passenger, later identified as Goodman, told deputies he was the one who fired the shots, according to a release the Sheriff’s Department posted on its Facebook page.
Deputies located a pistol beside Goodman’s leg in the seat and a rifle in the floor between his feet.
Goodman, who was intoxicated, was under an emergency protective order for domestic violence and was prohibited from having a weapon, deputies said in the release.
The department praised the caller’s quick action.
“The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office can’t stress enough the importance of citizens calling 911 for situations and thankfully for this citizen calling, deputies were able to locate the subject,” the department said in its release.