A 24-year-old Owensboro man barricaded himself inside a residence but was eventually arrested without incident Tuesday. The man is the second person to be charged in connection to a February shooting that left two people injured, according to the Owensboro Police Department.
According to a release, while continuing to investigate the events surrounding a shooting on February 25, OPD detectives developed Eric Burroughs as an additional suspect. (Timothy Hinton was arrested March 7 in connection to the shooting.)
OPD officials said that at 11:20 a.m. on March 14, detectives responded to the 500 block of Crittenden Street to apprehend Burroughs, where he barricaded himself in an apartment. Members of the Emergency Response Team and Street Crimes Unit responded for assistance.
Detectives were in contact with Burroughs and after nearly 2 hours he peacefully exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident, according to OPD.
Burroughs was charged with first-degree assault and is currently being held at the Daviess County Detention Center.
According to OPD, Burroughs has previously been charged with:
- Robbery 1st Degree
- Kidnapping – Adult
- Assault 4th Degree Minor Injury
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
- Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot)
- Resisting Arrest (2 Counts)
OPD provided details about the shooting in a previous release.
According to officials, on February 25 at approximately 4:45 p.m. officers responded to the 2500 block of West 5th Street for a single-vehicle collision where an occupant of the vehicle had been shot. Officers received an additional call to the 2400 block of West 3rd Street in reference to another person that had been shot.
Officers determined that both victims occupied the same vehicle when they were shot in the area of West 5th Street and Foust Avenue and subsequently wrecked a short distance away, according to OPD.
Both victims were transported by AMR to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives initially developed Timothy Hinton as a suspect in the shooting.
On March 7 detectives arrested Hinton on the charge of first-degree assault. He is currently being held at the Daviess County Detention Center.
Hinton has previously been charged with:
- Trafficking in Marijuana (8 OZ to < 5 LBS.) 1st Offense (3 Counts)
- Unlawful Transaction W/Minor 2nd Degree (2 Counts)
- Possession of Handgun by Minor, 1st Offense
- Tampering with Physical Evidence
- Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess (2 Counts)
Anyone with additional information can call OPD at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.