Fayette County

Stray bullet narrowly misses man in bedroom

A Danville man was sitting less than five feet from the spot where an errant gunshot pierced his bedroom wall late Sunday.

The shot, police report, was fired when Lee Muller was showing a friend how to operate his gun but forgot to check the chamber for a round. The accident occurred at 10:55 Sunday at an apartment building on East Madison Avenue. The man in the second apartment where the bullet came through the wall was not injured or identified. The bullet apparently lodged in a piece of furnitue. Muller, who had minor injuries on his hand, was arrested an charged with wanton endangerment. A woman in the apartment with Muller, Jackqualine Hampton, was arrested on an unrelated warrant. Both were taking to the Boyle County Detention Center. Alcohol suspected to be a contributing factor.

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