Parolee in 2016 shooting leads police on foot pursuit in downtown Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green man who shot and injured another person in 2016 in Kereiakes Park ran from police through the streets and alleys in downtown Bowling Green Friday morning before being captured in the shrubbery in front of WNKY. Another man was taken into custody nearby.

Bowling Green police were called to a disturbance at the Armory Lofts Friday. Police were holding the wrists of Cameron Buckner, while giving commands for Sultan Alnghaishi to stop walking away, according to Buckner’s arrest citation.

There was also a woman on the scene and all three had exited a car.

Alnghaishi began to run with an officer chasing him, according to his arrest citation. A police officer told Buckner he was being detained and at that time Buckner pulled away from the officer and took of running toward Mellow Mushroom, according to his citation.

Buckner ran through parking lots toward Elm Street before hiding in some bushes in front of WNKY. Alnghaishi was taken into custody behind WNKY.

Officers said Buckner threw down a handgun during the chase, according to his arrest citation. Police later found a loaded handgun.

Buckner is a convicted felon for the 2016 shooting. He is currently on parole for the 2016 shooting, Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron said.

Police searched the vehicle involved and found large quantities of suspected cocaine and suspected marijuana along with $50,000 in cash, according to Buckner’s arrest citation. The car is registered to Alnghaishi, according to Alnghaishi’s arrest citation.

After police found and detained Buckner he said he had consumed a large quantity of cocaine and alcohol prior to the incident so police called for an ambulance to have him medically cleared before lodging him in the Warren County Regional Jail. Alnghaishi also complained of knee pain due to the pursuit and was taken for medical care before being lodged.

Buckner was charged with trafficking in marijuana, third-degree escape, third-degree terroristic threatening, menacing, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance first offense.

Alnghaishi was charged with trafficking in marijuana, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance first offense and delivering or manufacturing drug paraphernalia.

Alnghaishi was served at the jail Friday afternoon with an unrelated wanton endangerment warrant on an April 24 incident in which he is accused of pointing a gun at the mother of his child, a one-year child and another person.