Firearm allegedly used in drive-by shooting recovered from river

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RACELAND, KY (WOWK) A firearm allegedly used in a drive-by shooting used was found in a river in Greenup County by fire and police crews. Raceland Police Chief, Don Sammons says they were missing a firearm in order to continue their investigation, until they received a tip.

During the investigation we had found out that the firearm was possibly thrown into the Little Sandy River.

Chief Don Sammons, Raceland Police Department

Crews from the Ashland Fire Department Dive Team and the Raceland Police Department performed a water search for a firearm in the river on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Crews dove in around 10 a.m. They recovered the firearm 45 minutes later.

Raceland Police Chief Don Sammons said the firearm is believed to have been used by Richard Carpenter, 25, of Greenup, KY, in an alleged drive-by shooting on May 27, 2020, at Armada Boulevard in Raceland.

Carpenter was arrested June 3, 2020. He is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Carpenter is currently out of custody having posted bond. No injuries were reported on the day of the incident.

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