Teen Shot in Head Near Park, Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

An investigation in Kentucky is underway after a sixteen-year-old high school student was reportedly shot in the head and killed near a park on Wednesday. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office verified that Gaymee Paw, an Owensboro High School student, passed away in a hospital after police were called to the scene of the shooting at 12:30 pm. The autopsy revealed that the cause of death was homicide due to a single gunshot wound to the victim’s head.

The suspect of this crime is also a sixteen-year-old whose name is not currently being released until the case is transferred to adult court. Before this, the county attorney must present a preliminary hearing to determine whether the child should be transferred to circuit court for trial. If the court finds that there is probable cause and two of the seven factors specified by the law favor transfer, it will issue an order transferring the child to circuit court.

Sheriff Brad Youngman has revealed that the victim and suspect were at one point in a relationship. County Attorney John Burlew has stated that he favors trying the individual as an adult in the case. The suspect is being held at the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center on charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, and possessing a handgun as a minor.

Gaymee Paw was remembered as a sweet person by those who knew her. A video of her being interviewed for a 2017 segment about a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp for kids has been posted online. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office has closely coordinated with the county attorney’s office, the Commonwealth attorney’s office, the Court Designated Worker’s Office, and the Daviess County Coroner’s Office to ensure justice for the victim and her loved ones.