BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Bowling Green police arrested a man Monday and charged him with murder and robbery in a fatal holdup at a pizza restaurant.
Police said officers were called to Domino's Pizza early Monday and found 51-year-old Harold Dean Johnson of Bowling Green in a side parking lot dead of an apparent gunshot wound. A news release said soon afterward, police encountered 20-year-old John Paul Shobe while searching the area and arrested him on charges of giving a false name and fleeing and evading.
Police said after searching Shobe's apartment, he was charged with Johnson's death and first-degree robbery.
The news release from police spokesman Ronnie Ward said Johnson was employed by Domino's at a separate location.
Police say the shooting occurred after the facility closed. There were others inside the building at the time, but no one else was injured. "We know his intentions were to get money, but we haven't determined how much, if any, was taken," Ward said.
Michelle Crowe, who lives near the scene of the shooting, said violence in the area is unusual.
"This is a pretty peaceful neighborhood," Crowe said. "There's never been anything like this. The most anybody ever does is use the Wi-Fi at the laundromat."