July 10, 2024

USA: Mass Shooting At 21yo Birthday Party In Florence, Kentucky. 4 Died, 3 Injured. Shooter Was The Ex-Boyfriend Of One He Killed And Uninvited To Party. Shooter Killed Himself.


So, thank goodness for Local12 news checking if the shooter had a criminal background. Guess what, he did and he was currently on probation! But he still managed to purchase a gun to commit this heinous crime. (emphasis mine)

👇 back to my regular spiel. 👇
Murder is already a crime. We don't have a gun problem. We have a lack of self-control problem, a criminal supremacists problem and a Commie Democrats local district attorney's, judges, parole officers soft on crime problem, not doing shit to catch the criminals as in crimes go unsolved, and when they do catch the criminals, they immediately release them back onto the streets to allow them to continue terrorizing the community. These same people siding with the criminals want to take away YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to keep and bear arms in order to defend yourself, your business, your family and home against these criminal supremacists and a tyrannical government. Remember, criminals DO NOT obey laws. Therefore, criminals will have access to guns through gun trafficking venues and you will be left defenseless with no guns because the same government siding with criminals THEY'RE ALLOWING to terrorize you with guns said they wanted to keep you safe from guns. The anti-gun prosecutors are not even prosecuting gun crimes. But god forbid you kill an intruder, robber or rapist in self-defense in your home or on your private property, these same Commie Democrat district attorneys or prosecutors will charge you with murder and have you locked up for years in prison. (emphasis mine)
WLWT5 News published Jul 6, 2024: Police: 4 dead, 3 injured in mass shooting at birthday party in Florence; suspect dead.
WLWT5 published July 9, 2024: Community ties keep spotlight on mass shooting in Florence that left 4 dead. Community ties keep spotlight on mass shooting in Florence that left 4 dead.
LOCAL 12 published July 9, 2024: More information comes out about Kentucky mass shooting. A neighborhood is still reeling from this weekend's shooting that left four innocent people dead.
LOCAL 12 published July 10, 2024: Questions still remain about the shooter and gun in the Kentucky mass shooting. The three people who survived a mass shooting in Florence continue to recover at UC Medical Center.

WLWT5 NBC News, Cincinnati, OH
written by Staff
Wednesday July 10, 2024

A birthday party turned into a horrific crime scene over the weekend when a shooting left four people dead and three others hospitalized in Florence, Kentucky.

The suspect is also dead, after police say he turned the gun on himself.

Here's everything we know so far.


The shooting took place around 2:51 a.m. when Florence police said officers were first called to the scene at a home on Ridgecrest Drive.

Florence police said they got multiple calls about an active shooter inside the house.

Officers arriving said they still heard gunshots and when they got to the house, they found seven people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Four of the victims were pronounced dead. Three of the victims were taken to UC Hospital in critical but stable condition. In an update Monday, police said the three victims remain in the hospital but are no longer listed in critical condition, having improved to stable condition.

Shortly after arriving to the scene, officers learned the suspected gunman had fled. Police quickly found the suspect near Farmview Drive and US 42 and tried to pull the vehicle over, that's when a pursuit started.

The pursuit ended on Dale Heimbrock Way near Hicks Pike after the suspect veered off the road and into a ditch. Officers found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Police identified the victims who were shot and killed as:
  • Shane Miller, 20, from Florence, Kentucky
  • Hayden Rybicki, 20, from Elsmere, Kentucky
  • Delaney Eary, 19, from Burlington, Kentucky
  • Melissa Parrett, 44, from Florence, Kentucky
Three other victims are being treated at UC Medical Center. Among them is 19-year-old Chloe Parrett.

Her father Bruce Parrett says she was shot in the chest, and were it not for her mother's bravery, she wouldn't have made it.

"The only reason she died; when she heard Chloe scream, get shot, she went down to protect Chloe," said Parrett. "Her daughter had to witness her dying in front of her while she was trying to fight for her life."

On the night of his son, Brandon's, 21st birthday celebration, Bruce Parrett woke up to a chilling call.

His son told him that multiple people were shot, including his sister Chloe and their mom Melissa.

"He said 'Chloe's shot, Chloe's shot, Chloe's shot,'" recalls Parrett.

He describes the horrors he found when he got to the scene.

"It was a chaotic scene. Kids running everywhere, police everywhere, just carnage. It's just like the worst scene you can ever imagine seeing in your life," Parrett said.

Bruce Parrett says Melissa died trying to shield their daughter from the bullets.

"She's very lucky, very lucky. Her mom was there for her when she was. She wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for her mom," says Parrett.

"Our family is destroyed. Our family is flipped upside down. We'll never be the same. Neither one, none of us, none of the kids in that house will never be the same," says Parrett.

Friends described Parrett as the heart of the neighborhood.

"She was a beautiful person, in and out," said Leah Moore, a friend of Parrett.

Moore grew up next door to the Parrett's. She and her father were at the party before tragedy struck.

"He just turned 21. And to have this, he literally lost his mom and almost his sister and a couple of friends," Moore said.


The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Chase Garvey, from Florence, Kentucky.

Officers say they found Garvey had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said that their preliminary investigation indicates that Garvey was not an attendee of the party, and is believed by police to have come to the house with the sole intent of committing a violent attack on the house's residents.

According to court records, in 2021 Garvey was charged with rape of a 13-year-old in Kentucky. That charge was dropped when he pleaded guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor. He was sentenced to five years probation.

Court documents indicate he served 230 days.

Then, in June 2023, he was caught doing donuts in a parking lot. Court documents indicate that inside the car with him was a 13-year-old.

Despite the felony conviction, Garvey somehow got a gun.

Florence police said the investigation is looking into how that happened, saying if they can pinpoint where he got the gun they could charge the person who gave it to him or sold it to him.

Bruce Parrett, the ex-husband of one victim and the father of another said Garvey had an ex-girlfriend at the party that set him off.

Parrett says he had a party the night before and Garvey showed up uninvited there too, but there was no trouble.


In the wake of this past weekend's mass shooting in Florence, Boone County Schools is offering support for students and families.

Boone County Schools says some of the victims were connected in some way to the district, and services will be available for any students or families who may need support.

The system says services will begin Monday at Erpenbeck Elementary School, 9001 Wetherington Blvd Basecamp 1 in Florence, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Florence Police Chief Jeff Mallery appeared emotional throughout the duration of Saturday's press conference.

"We've never dealt with this before. We know it's going on throughout the nation, but this is the first time that we've had a mass shooting in Florence," he said while addressing media.

Those seeking to support the victims and their families can do so with the GoFundMe pages below.

Among those who could have been hit by a bullet during a mass shooting on Saturday in Florence was TJ Dalton's son.

Dalton has been organizing an event that will happen this Saturday at a marina known as The Knot, which is on the way to Rabbit Hash.

"Saturday from noon to 11, they are having all-day bands, a $15 pizza buffet," Dalton said. "They're going to be having a silent auction and split the pot. And 100 percent of the proceeds go to all the families."


Florence police gave its latest update on the shooting on Saturday, sharing names of the victims and suspect after holding a press conference.

In the last update, police said the investigation revealed Garvey acted alone.

Police said that their preliminary investigation indicates that Garvey was not an attendee of the party, and is believed by police to have come to the house with the sole intent of committing a violent attack on the house's residents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Florence Police at 859-371-1234.

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