A Jackson County man shot and seriously wounded his son early Monday after a night of heavy drinking, state police said.
Ronnie M. Sparks, 68, of McKee, called state police at 7:46 a.m. Monday and said he had just shot his son, according to a news release.
When Trooper Jesse Armstrong got to Sparks' house, he found Ronnie D. Sparks, 46, of Richmond, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, state police said in a release.
The younger Sparks was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital for surgery. There was no report available Monday afternoon on his condition.
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Police said the two men had argued after a night of drinking and that Ronnie D. Sparks allegedly turned over a kitchen table on his father, who then shot at him twice with a pistol.
The elder Sparks has not been charged. Investigators will present evidence to grand jurors to decide whether to issue charges, state police said.