Man allegedly shoots grandson after argument at Lexington home

jwarren@herald-leader.comMarch 24, 2014 

Edward Sizemore

A Lexington man allegedly shot his grandson during an altercation Sunday night, according to documents filed in Fayette District Court.

Edward "Eddie" Sizemore, 62, appeared in Fayette District Court on Monday afternoon on a charge of first-degree assault.

During a video arraignment, Sizemore's right eye was notably black when he appeared on the video screen.

Sizemore told Judge T. Bruce Bell that he would be able to hire his own attorney. His bond will remain at $7,500, Bell said. Sizemore, who pleaded not guilty, is scheduled to return to court April 3.

Sizemore is accused of shooting his grandson at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at a home at 3652 King Arthur Drive, according to Lexington police.

A woman called police, saying a man had shot a 19-year-old relative, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. An argument between the two men became physical, Roberts said. A police report said Sizemore "shot the victim (grandson) once after an altercation."

The victim, who has not been identified, was in stable condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, police said.

Sizemore was questioned and arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, according to court documents. Sizemore said he was acting in self-defense, according to WKYT-TV, the Herald-Leader's television news partner.

Small children were in the home at the time of the shooting, Roberts said. Officers filed a report with the Kentucky Cabinet for Children and Family Services, which is typical in such cases.

Jim Warren (859) 231-3255. Twitter: @hlpublicsafety.

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