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Man accused of firing gun inside Wayne County Hospital bathroom

Robert Lowe is accused of firing a handgun in a hospital bathroom Monday night in Monticello.
Robert Lowe is accused of firing a handgun in a hospital bathroom Monday night in Monticello. Wayne County jail

A man fired a gun inside a bathroom Monday night at Wayne County Hospital, Monticello police said.

Robert Lowe, 41, of Dayton in Northern Kentucky, was charged with 11 counts of wanton endangerment, three counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, plus public intoxication and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, according to Wayne County court records.

A man with two guns walked into the hospital and had locked himself in the bathroom when police arrived, according to a police citation..

Moments later, a gunshot was heard. The man opened the bathroom door, and officers ordered him to get down on the floor, the citation said.

Police found a .38-caliber Llama revolver and a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic handgun in the bathroom trash can. They also found a spent .25-caliber shell casing and a bullet hole to the right of the bathroom door, the citation said. The Beretta had one round chambered and its hammer was cocked, police said. The revolver was not loaded.

Four patients and seven hospital staffers were in the immediate area of the bathroom, the citation said.

Lowe was being held in the Wayne County jail in Monticello.

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