Mayfield woman arrested, police seeking man after shots fired in downtown Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Mayfield woman faces charges after a “shots fired” incident in downtown Paducah early Sunday morning.

Keyja R. Hammonds, 26, of Mayfield, turned herself in and faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more).

The Paducah Police Department were notified at 4:50 p.m. Sunday that the incident had occurred at 2:30 a.m.

Detectives determined that Hammonds was driving a stolen white Toyota Camry with Texas license plate NPN6352 when a passenger fired several shots into the air, according to the Paducah Police Department.

The charge stems from Hammonds’ driving the stolen vehicle the wrong way on Broadway at a high rate of speed, endangering pedestrians leaving the bar, according to police.

Detectives still are seeking information about the male passenger who fired the shots. A witness told officers that as a bar in the 400 block of Broadway was closing and its patrons were leaving, a car drove past going the wrong way on Broadway. A black male passenger fired shots from a pistol into the air and the car left the scene, according to Paducah police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about Hammonds’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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