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Dad shoots son after refusing to stop playing guitar: court docs

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 9:05 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 9:08 AM EDT
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BLUE ASH, Ohio (WXIX) - A 79-year-old Blue Ash man is accused of shooting his 50-year-old son because he would not stop playing the guitar, court records show.

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, Blue Ash first responders were called to the 3500 block of Mohler Road for an accidental shooting, according to police documents.

Fred Hensley Sr., 79, told police his son would not stop playing guitar. So, Hensley Sr. said he got his gun and threatened to shoot his son, the report from Blue Ash police explained.

The father said he wasn’t trying to hit his son, he only meant to shoot near him, Hensley Sr. told police.

Police found the gun, a spent shell casing, and the guitar with apparent bullet holes during their search of the home.

Hensley Sr. called 911 after the shooting, but then a fight between the father and son broke out, the police report reads. Hensley Sr. suffered injuries to his face and mouth area, police said.

The son said he did not remember hitting his dad when asked, according to police.

Hensley Sr. went to the hospital before being booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for felonious assault. His bond is $60,000.

The son was also taken to the hospital for the gunshot wound to his ribcage area, police said.

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