Man shot in stomach during dispute

Published 10:32 am Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Shooter charged with assault, wanton endangerment

WAYNESBURG – A man has been arrested after allegedly shooting another man in the stomach during a dispute, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Charles Douglas, 48, of Waynesburg, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Rob Oney.
Oney said Douglas is accused of shooting Tyler Price once in the stomach with a .410 shotgun round out of a Taurus Judge firearm.
“It holds .45 rounds and .410 rounds; he was shot with a .410 round,” Oney said.
The detective said Price was at Douglas’ step-daughter’s house on Ky. Hwy. 1948 when he was allegedly asked to leave and would not.
That’s when Douglas, who lives a few houses down from his step-daughter, became involved, Oney said.
“The victim was asked to leave the residence and wouldn’t leave,” Oney said. “The step-dad arrived and a disagreement started.”
Price was shot in the upper abdomen, Oney said. He was flown to UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington.
“He’s stable at the time,” he said. “He’s had multiple surgeries and I think expecting a few more.”
As of Thursday, Oney said he was not sure why Price was asked to leave.
“It basically all stemmed over an argument, wanting the victim to leave,” Oney said.
Douglas was booked into the Lincoln County Regional Jail early Tuesday morning but has since been released.

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