Woman arrested after shotgun fired inside apartments

Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 7:56 PM EDT
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UPDATE 7/6/22 @ 9:30 p.m.

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - More details have been released Wednesday night about a shot-fired incident at an apartment building that ended with a woman’s arrest and a truck being hit in a parking lot.

Paintsville Police say Shaundena Conley, 45, faces several felony charges in connection with the incident. They say she fired a shotgun from inside the apartments, located near the intersection of state Route 321 and Mill Branch Road. The round went through the wall of Conley’s apartment and hit a truck parked outside.

A shotgun blast went through the wall of an apartment building in Paintsville, Kentucky.
A shotgun blast went through the wall of an apartment building in Paintsville, Kentucky.(WSAZ/Kimberly Keagy)

Officers say Conley was under the influence of alcohol at the time.. She was initially taken to Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) to be checked out.

She was later taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. According to its website, Conley is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, disarming a peace officer, third-degree assault on a police officer or probation officer, and resisting arrest.

No one was hurt during the incident, but a woman was sitting close to the truck that was hit by the shotgun blast.

Police say another person was questioned but had nothing to do with the incident.

Patrick Meek, a bystander, described the scene.

“I thought heard fireworks but then it sounded like gunshots,” Meek said. “It’s scary knowing the stuff that happened in Allen and Martin County.”

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest.

A person is in custody Wednesday evening after shots were fired inside apartments in...
A person is in custody Wednesday evening after shots were fired inside apartments in Paintsville, Kentucky.(WSAZ/Kimberly Keagy)

ORIGINAL STORY

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - A person is in custody Wednesday evening after shots were fired inside apartments in Paintsville, Mayor Bill Mike Runyon said.

The incident was reported near the intersection of state Route 321 and Mill Branch Road.

No one was injured, according to Runyon, who said police responded quickly to the scene, which is located near Southside Freewill Baptist Church. The mayor said police entered the building to take the person into custody.

The Paintsville Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police all responded to the scene.

We also have a crew there working to get more details. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest.

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