Dad, 79, allegedly shot musician son because he wouldn’t stop playing guitar
A 79-year-old man has been accused of shooting his son because he wouldn't stop playing the guitar, court records state.
Fred Jon Hensley Sr. was charged with assault after he allegedly claimed he shot his son with a 380. pistol because he wouldn't stop playing the instrument.
The Ohio man also reportedly faces a domestic violence charge.
Police wrote in a criminal complaint that the elderly man was charged "based on the officer’s investigation including a verbal statement from the suspect."
He claimed he was "tired" of his son playing the guitar for over an hour and said he was "only trying to shoot the guitar" but ended up shooting his son in the side of his stomach, KLTV reports.
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"(The son) then assaulted his father while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive," police wrote in an affidavit.
WXIX reported it happened Sunday at a home on Mohler Road, according to Blue Ash police.
He is scheduled to face a judge Monday.
In other news, a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was mistakenly shot in the chest by his father during a road-rage incident.
The boy was in a car being driven by his dad around 11 p.m. Friday when the man believed he was being followed by another vehicle, ABC News reported.
The father became enraged at the other driver and pulled out a gun to scare them off.
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But once they arrived home in the 4500 block of Hershe Street near Lyons Avenue in the Fifth Ward and the father tried to put his gun back into its holster.
It accidentally went off and struck the child in the chest. His father rushed the child to a nearby fire station where he was then transported to Texas Children's Hospital.
The child remains at the hospital where he is in critical condition but expected to survive, police said.
No criminal charges are expected to be filed against the father, who is cooperating with the investigation.
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