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Officer Involved Shooting in Warren County

Date of News Release: 12/14/2014

(Bowling Green, KY) - On Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 7:53 P.M., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted by the Bowling Green Police Department (BGPD) regarding an officer involved shooting at the Cabela's Sporting Goods in the city limits of Bowling Green.

Preliminary investigation shows that Cabela's Sporting Goods contacted BGPD regarding a subject that had taken a firearm from the shelf and placed it inside of his pants and proceeded to go into the restroom. The subject then left the restroom and proceeded to exit the store with the firearm still located in the front of his pants.

The Officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Clifton Phelps a three-year veteran of the Bowling Green Police Department.

The subject has been identified as Elliott Cummings (33) of Napierville, IL. Mr. Cummings was transported to the Medical Center and late transferred to the Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Officer Phelps has been place on administrative leave per the BGPD policy.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Kentucky State Police Post 3 Investigative Sergeant Jermaine Savage.