Shooting Investigation

Nov 4, 2012 8:38 PM

Inmate Dead After Shooting Himself With Jailer's Gun

A Christian County inmate is dead after officials say he shot himself with a jailer's gun at a hospital.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports 40-year-old Jeffery Downs was taken to the hospital around Noon Saturday. While being treated he took the gun from the officer escorting him and shot himself in the head.

No one else was hurt.

No word on what he went to the hospital for in the first place. Downs was in jail for parole violations.

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