1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting Christmas night in Paducah

John Sommerfield (Source: Paducah Police Department)
John Sommerfield (Source: Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – One man is dead and another behind bars after a shooting Christmas night in Paducah.

Paducah police were called to the 900 block of North H.C. Mathis Drive at 6:46 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25 for a report of someone shot at an office building.

Officers say it was clear there had been a fight, and two men were injured. Police say both men had been drinking, as had two teenagers at the scene.

John Sommerfield, 43, of Paducah, was arrested on charges of murder and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

One man is dead and another jailed after a shooting Sunday night on Paducah’s north side.

Police say the men had been drinking, as had two teenagers at the scene.

Bobby Tabor, 50, was taken to Baptist Health Paducah, where he died a short time later.

John Sommerfield, 43, was taken to the Paducah Police Department for questioning, but he was also taken to Baptist Health for treatment of injuries sustained in the fight.

Detectives determined Tabor and Sommerfield had gotten into a fight and Sommerfield shot Tabor, according to the police department.

Sommerfield faces two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor for providing alcohol to two teenagers who also were present.

He was booked into McCracken county Regional Jail.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Tuesday at the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.

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