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A shots fired call results in assault charge for a Barbourville woman after shooting another female

From The Barbourville Police Department -

Tirah L. Bunch - KCDC

On Thursday June 22, 2023, at 10:51pm, the Barbourville Police Department received a call of a gunshot heard at the Heidrick One Stop. While enroute to the area, a white vehicle was seen travelling at a high rate of speed from the scene and was followed by officers to Barbourville ARH where officers learned of a female who had been shot.

During the investigation, officers learned that the suspect vehicle, a gray Chevy Impala, had followed a truck to the Heidrick One Stop when an unknown female exited the vehicle arguing with the victim and brandishing a firearm. The victim tried to leave the scene through the parking lot where the female followed her on foot and shot one time through the front windshield of the victim’s vehicle hitting the female driver, then leaving the scene.


At 3:12pm On Friday June 23, 2023, Officer Karl Middleton was canvasing the area of S KY 11 where the vehicle had been seen when he passed a vehicle matching the description. The officer then made traffic stop on Sycamore St in Barbourville and made contact with a female who was in the vehicle identified as 29-year-old Tirah L. Bunch of Barbourville.

Officer Chase Henson arrested Bunch and she was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with Assault - 1st degree. The case is still under investigation.


Also assisting at the scene were Barbourville Police Officers Chad Wagner, Karl Middleton, Colby Patterson, and Tyler Fuson. Also assisting were Knox Sheriff’s Deputies Bobby Jones and Jessie Smith.

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