A Father Shot His Son For Refusing To Stop Playing Guitar

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Fred Hensley Sr., a 79-year-old man from Blue Ash, Ohio, has been accused of shooting his 50-year-old son, Fred Hensley Jr., because he would not stop playing guitar and had reportedly been playing for over an hour.

The father has been charged with felonious assault and domestic violence, as indicated in public records that were filed on Oct. 24, and is being held on $50,000 bond. Some local news reports have listed bond at $60,000.

Hensley Sr. shot his son in the side of his stomach with a .380 pistol because of his prolonged guitar playing, though it has been alleged that Hensley Sr. had intended to shoot the guitar and not his son, according to Local 12-WKRC.

After being shot, Hensley Jr. allegedly attacked his father as emergency responders were en route to the Mohler Road home. The father sustained injuries to his mouth and parts of his face as a result of the alleged aggression by the younger Hensley.

In a recording of the 911, which was obtained by Fox 19, elder Hensley said to dispatcher, “Yeah, I accidentally shot my son here,” and later confirmed that the bullet had struck his son “in the side.”