Edmonson Voice Staff Report courtesy KSP
Morgantown, KY (November 6, 2016)- The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was notified this morning at approx. 2:13 am that a Butler County Deputy had been involved in a shooting after being dragged by a vehicle on Logansport Road near the intersection of Dave Gaskey Lane in the limits of Morgantown.
The preliminary investigation indicated that Deputy Chris Reneer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Ford Explorer on Logansport Road near the intersection of Dave Gaskey Lane in the limits of Morgantown Road where it was believed that the occupants had outstanding warrants.
During the process of attempting to positively identify the passenger, the subject became combative and involved in a physical altercation with Deputy Reneer. The Deputy deployed his Taser where the suspect continued to be combative and gained access to the driver’s side of the vehicle and accelerated, resulting in Deputy Reneer being dragged by the vehicle.
At this time Deputy Reneer fired multiple shots from his agency issued handgun in response to being dragged by the vehicle where he struck the suspect multiple times. The vehicle continued a short distance before coming to a stop after striking a guardrail at the intersection of Logansport Road and Dave Gaskey Lane, allowing Deputy Reneer to free himself from the vehicle.
The suspect was identified as Randy J. Clark Jr (43) of Bowling Green and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. It was discovered that Mr. Clark was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants in Warren County and by Probation and Parole.
Deputy Reneer was transported by the Butler County EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Sergeant Jermaine Savage. He was assisted on the scene by Detectives and Troopers from KSP Post 3 Bowling Green, Butler County Sheriff’s Department, Morgantown Police Department, Butler County Coroner’s Office, Butler County EMS, and the Morgantown Fire Department. No other information is available for release at this time.