Attempted Murder Arrest in Simpson County


FRANKLIN, Ky (WBKO) -- A Simpson County man is charged with attempted murder after shooting a gun near his family.

Police say on Saturday night around 8:30, William Roberts, 70, of Franklin got into an argument with his son.

Franklin Police say Roberts fired a handgun, but the bullet missed his son and hit the wall about three feet away.

Police say Roberts then told his son "the next bullet would go into him."

Roberts' two grandchildren and daughter-in-law were also in the room at the time of the shooting.

No one was injured

He was arrested on attempted murder, wanton endangerment, and terroristic threatening charges. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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