LONE OAK, KY (November 6, 2017) – The name of the McCracken County Sheriff Department Deputy who fired shots is Detective Ryan Norman. Detective Norman is a 10 year veteran law enforcement officer. He is on paid administrative leave, which is common immediately following an officer involved shooting.
The suspect, Thomas Myers, is still in critical but stable condition at a local hospital. At approximately 2:00 p.m. today, a Detective with the Kentucky State Police served the warrant on Mr. Myers, charging him with Theft of Mail Matter. This warrant was the one McCracken County Sheriff Detectives were attempting to serve on November 3, 2017, when the shooting occurred.
LONE OAK, Ky. (November 3, 2017) – Investigators with the Kentucky State Police are on the scene of a shooting in McCracken County. On November 3, 2017, at approximately 3:49 p.m., Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrived at a residence in the 200 block of North Concord Avenue in Lone Oak to serve a felony arrest warrant on Thomas D. Myers, age 31, of Paducah, Kentucky. While at the residence, shots were fired and Mr. Myers was injured. The Kentucky State Police were notified and responded for the purpose of investigation. Detectives with KSP Post 1 as well as the KSP Critical Incident Response Team are conducting the investigation.
Preliminary Investigation has shown that Detectives made contact with a female at the residence, who led them to Mr. Myers inside the residence. Upon locating him in a room, Myers was armed with a weapon. One of the detectives fired, striking Myers.
First aid was rendered by the deputies until the arrival of EMS. Myers was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.