Sheriff’s office investigating home invasion, shooting

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Just before midnight Wednesday, three people armed with handguns kicked in a door in Country Living Estates mobile home community as a fourth person stood near the door. That’s when the occupant of Lot 149 opened fire on the intruders.

“There was an exchange of gunfire,” Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower said.

The intruders quickly retreated as the occupant, Austin Orwig, 24, continued firing at them.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video that the sheriff’s office posted to Facebook with the hope that others will recognize the people who kicked in the door to the home.

In the video, muzzle flash from occupant’s gun can be seen, screams can be heard coming from another room inside the home.

Orwig sustained a gunshot wound to the hand, was taken to a local hospital and transferred to a Louisville hospital. He has since been released.

“There is no evidence to tell that any suspect was shot,” Hightower said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 270-842-1633.