OPD: Firearm discharge at business on Triplett leads to arrest 

February 10, 2024 | 12:08 am

Updated February 10, 2024 | 12:15 am

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An Owensboro man has been arrested following a firearm discharge that occurred Friday morning inside a business on Triplett Street, according to the Owensboro Police Department.

According to OPD, at 9:08 a.m. officers responded to 1512 Triplett Street, home to All in One Auto Repair, in reference to a firearm discharge. Officers determined Shane Nitman, 38, fired a gun inside the business before leaving, according to a release.

The release says officers and detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division made contact with Nitman at a residence in the 100 block of Gilmour Court and recovered the firearm in a garage in the 1900 block of Chesterfield Drive. The recovered firearm was revealed to be a stolen firearm, OPD said.

According to OPD, Nitman was taken to the station for questioning, subsequently arrested, and transported to the Daviess County Detention Center on the following charges: 

• Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon 

• Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm) 

• Tampering with Physical Evidence 

• Discharging Weapons in City Limits 

Nitman has previously been charged with the following charges, according to OPD: 

• Parole Violation 

• Probation Violation (For Felony Offense) (2 Counts) 

• Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree – 1st Offense (Less than 2 Grams Methamphetamine) 

• Trafficking in Marijuana (Less than 8 Ounces) – 1st Offense 

• Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm) 

• Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree – 1st Offense (Cocaine) 

• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

• Assault, 3rd Degree (EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad) 

• Assault, 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) Minor Injury 

• Theft from a Building (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.

February 10, 2024 | 12:08 am

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