ARRESTED: CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF MURDER AND MORE…
Henderson, KY 8/25/22- Just before 8PM Thursday night, the Henderson Police were called to the 800 block of Clay Street to a report of multiple people being shot/ shots fired at the Harbor House Christian Center.
When Officers arrived on scene, they found four victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was already deceased when officers arrived and three others were transported to area hospitals with life threatening injuries. While units were on scene, they were notified that one of the other victims had died from his injuries at the hospital.
According to the report, eyewitness statements on scene lead Henderson Police to be able to quickly identify the suspect as a Kenneth Gibbs, 37-years-old also a resident of the Harbor House. Henderson Police obtained a vehicle description of a white Toyota Prius that Gibbs was driving. At approximately 9:47PM, the suspects vehicle was located, unoccupied, at the Hayes Boat Ramp by Henderson Police. Multiple Officer’s reportedly flooded the area and located Gibbs walking in the area of the Atkinson Park softball fields. Gibbs was taken into custody without further incident.
According to Henderson Police Chief Sean McKinney, Gibbs was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest. Gibbs was taken to the Henderson Police Department where he was interviewed by Detectives and arrested for the shootings.
Gibbs was lodged at the Henderson County Detention Center and charged with 2 counts of Murder and 2 counts of Attempted Murder.
The deceased victims were identified as Steven Wathen (age 67) and Chad Holmes (age 44). The surviving victims were a 33-year-old male and a 41-year-old male. All four victims were residents of the Harbor House.
The Henderson Police Department would like to thank the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Henderson County Coroner’s Office and the Henderson Fire Department for their assistance in this investigation. Also assisting on scene was Henderson Emergency Management, Deaconess Henderson EMS, and Henderson E911.
The Henderson Police Department would also like to the the members of our community that provided valuable information that led to locating the suspects vehicle. If anyone has any information regarding this incident contact the Henderson Police Department Investigations Division at 270-831-1295.