Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man allegedly shoots brother by mistake


By Pat Cooper

In a case of mistaken identity over the weekend, a man allegedly shot his own brother thinking he was an intruder.
According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of someone being shot at a residence on Sandy Lake Circle. Authorities say that a man mistakenly shot his younger brother, who was staying with him. Apparently, the man was awakened from a sound sleep during the night by noises in the house and, thinking he had an intruder, retrieved his pistol, and shot the ‘intruder’ - who turned out to be his brother who had awakened himself to use the restroom. The younger brother was struck once, the round entering and exiting the abdomen and grazing the man’s arm.
When he realized he’d shot his own brother, not an intruder, the man drove his brother to the hospital.
Detectives responded to the scene and the case is currently under investigation. The victim is listed in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital early this week.
Not charges have been filed at this time but deputies are investigating.


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