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Police: London man shot brother with bow, arrow

An altercation between two Laurel County brothers early Monday ended with one brother shooting the other twice with a bow and arrow, authorities said.

Ronnie Jervis, 36, of London was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital with arrow wounds to the arm and stomach, Laurel County Sheriff Fred Yaden said.

No charges had been filed as of 10 a.m. in the incident between Ronnie Jervis and his brother Derek Jervis, 29, also of London, said Detective Tommy Johnston of the Laurel sheriff's office.

According to authorities, the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. at the Hawk Creek Road community in western Laurel County.

Johnston said an altercation apparently broke out between the brothers over some property belonging to Ronnie Jervis that was in the possession of Derek Jervis.

A confrontation occurred when Ronnie Jervis forced open the door to Derek Jervis' residence, and a fight broke out in the living room, the sheriff's department said.

Deputies said Ronnie Jervis allegedly pulled a knife and threatened his brother, at which point Derek Jervis picked up his bow and arrow and shot Ronnie once in the arm.

According to the sheriff's office, Ronnie Jervis then fled the scene, cut the wire providing electrical service to Derek Jervis' house and returned to threaten his brother.

At that point, authorities said, Derek Jervis fired his bow once again, hitting Ronnie Jervis in the lower stomach. Ronnie Jervis then ran to his mother's nearby home, where a 911 call was placed.

Ronnie Jervis was in fair condition at UK at 11 a.m., according to the hospital.

The case remains under investigation.

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