Man accused of firing gun during argument, faking knife cut

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LONDON, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man who authorities say fired a gun at two men and faked a knife injury has been charged.

News outlets report the 22-year-old was arrested on Wednesday when Laurel County sheriff’s deputies responded to shots fired at a home. Deputies say Justin Hampton was dropping his two-year-old son off with the child’s mother when he got into an argument with two men and shot at them.

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Deputies say Hampton then lied by putting blood on a knife and claiming he’d been cut during the altercation.

Hampton is charged with wanton endangerment, criminal abuse, tampering with physical evidence and falsely reporting an incident.

Sheriff John Root says the child’s presence and close proximity of other people led to the wanton endangerment charge.

It’s unclear if Hampton has a lawyer.

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9/22/2017 9:09:35 AM (GMT -4:00)