On March 8, 2019 at approximately 10:24 pm, officers were dispatched to 134 N. Grove St. B, regarding a male that accidentally shot himself in the leg. Officers arrived and located Zachary Kloeb sitting on the front porch of the residence. Kloeb had a wound to the inner portion of his right thigh. Kloeb advised that he had his handgun tucked into the waist band of his pants while carrying items into the residence. Kloeb advised that he felt the handgun begin to fall and so he reached for it causing the handgun to discharge. Kloeb was treated by the Bowling Green Fire Division and transported to the Wood County Hospital. Kloeb’s 40 caliber handgun was seized and he was arrested for discharging a firearm within the city limits and released.
The Mission of the Bowling Green Police Division is to improve the quality of life in the city’s neighborhoods, to involve the community in decisions which directly affect them and to provide the necessary services identified by the community as important.