Bohannon and another officer responded to reports of a shooting near Tower Grove Park in St. Louis on Saturday night, August 29, 2020. The gunman was in a home that was not his, from where he shot at both officers, the outlet reported.
The gunman fired multiple times, hitting Bohannon in the head and the second officer in the leg, the St. Louis Police Association said in a Facebook post. Gunfire went on for several hours before the suspect was apprehended, according to the association.
The Ethical Society of Police indicated that at the time of the shooting, Kinworthy had skipped bail on a kidnapping and sexual battery case in Brevard County, Florida.
Days ago, in east-central Florida, a bench warrant was issued in Brevard County when Kinworthy skipped a court date in the sexual battery and kidnapping case.
Police say last year a masked Kinworthy bound a man and assaulted him. He also faces charges of being a felon with weapons.
Earlier this year, while searching his SUV, police found the mask and also a bulletproof vest, two pistols, five rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition, authorities said.
The Missouri Department of Corrections’ Garry Brix said Kinworthy was sent to a Missouri prison in December 1996 in a drug case out of St. Louis County. He was paroled nine months later.
After that, he ended up in Florida where, at age 21, Kinworthy was charged with attempted murder after police say he shot and disfigured a man in a road-rage incident in Cocoa, Florida. The victim lost three fingers in the shooting. The victim told police that Kinworthy and others made fun of his Ford Mustang. Kinworthy fired a shot and the victim rammed the car Kinworthy was in.
He had another arrest in 2009 on a charge of indecent exposure after authorities said he exposed himself to an undercover officer.
Kinworthy used to own a pressure-cleaning company that went out of business, and later told court officials he worked in lawn care, Goodyear said.Authorities in Florida normally would seek extradition to have Kinworthy returned there to stand trial on the assault and weapons charges.
In the sexual battery case in Florida, the male victim told officers that Kinworthy woke him on Aug. 30, 2019, dragged him into the kitchen and tied his hands with flexible wire, court documents said. Kinworthy began choking the man and sexually assaulted him, police allege. He was released from jail on his own recognizance.
Officers searched his car in January and found the cache of weapons and ammunition, according to a police report. A judge set his bond at $15,000 in the weapons case, and he was out on bond when he came to Missouri.