Kentucky Teen Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Gaymee Paw

A 16-year-old Kentucky boy is charged with murder and other crimes in connection with a shooting in broad daylight that claimed the life of a beloved high school student, authorities said. The male suspect, who has not been identified due to his age, will be charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a weapon by a minor, according to a news release from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Kentucky Teen Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Gaymee Paw

It is not clear if he pleaded guilty or hired an attorney to speak on his behalf. The Daviess County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for more information.

Kentucky Teen Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting of Gaymee Paw

Gaymee Paw, 16, was shot on Willet Road near Ben Hawes Park in Owensboro around 12:30 p.m. on June 21, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. She later died at a local hospital. The next day, an autopsy by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner determined her cause of death to be homicide due to a single gunshot wound to the head, the statement said.


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Authorities said a suspect was quickly identified and arrested. Following the arrest of the minor suspect, detectives obtained and executed search warrants. She also recovered evidence and is being processed by the Kentucky State Police Laboratory, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Brad Youngman told the Messenger-Inquirer that the suspect and the victim knew each other but did not elaborate on their relationship. The alleged gunman is reportedly being held at the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Paw attended Owensboro High School, according to her obituary. Born in Thailand, the 16-year-old had a passion for volleyball and had plans to become a teacher.

A GoFundMe page has been launched to help offset the costs of her funeral. “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have to share the unexpected passing of Gaymee Paw on June 21, 2023. Gaymee paw was a loving daughter, sister and friend,” the fundraiser reads. “It’s in moments of sadness and loss that people can come together to help each other get ahead,” she continues.


The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at 270-685-8444 or CrimeStoppers at 270-685-8484.Read More……….

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