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UPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (1/9/18) — A 28-year-old Louisville man was charged with attempted murder and first-degree wanton endangerment tonight following a shooting investigation at a Spring Garden Road home in Henderson.

Henderson Police Department reported William Johnson Jr. is accused of shooting Cecil Davis six times during an argument at Davis' home around 3:15 p.m. Detectives found Davis lying on his floor, and also found Johnson in the area of Spring Garden and Kentucky 351 after Davis stated that Johnson shot him.

Davis was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment, and then transferred to a hospital in Indiana, police indicated.

Johnson told police that he “shot a guy on Spring Garden and had a 9mm (pistol) in his waistband,” according to the report. “Johnson stated that he fired a warning shot outside the home and shot Davis also. Another shot missed Davis almost striking a maintenance man at the home.”

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HENDERSON, Ky. (1/9/18) — City police were investigating a report of a person injured by possible gunfire before 3 p.m. today along the 400 block of Spring Garden Road in Henderson.

One man is said to have a gunshot wound to the left arm and upper leg. Henderson EMS was seen leaving the scene possibly taking the man to an area hospital for treatment.

Witnesses said one person was cuffed at the residence. A tall, thin black male who appeared to be in his 30s was in police custody quickly upon officers’ arrival.

Henderson Police Department notified Henderson County Schools of the incident.

"Henderson Police Department notified our school resource officer this afternoon of a shooting on Spring Garden Road, a neighborhood near the high school," Mortis said. "We immediately started taking action to implement our plans for lockdown. Within a few minutes we were informed by the Henderson County Police Public Information officer, that the suspect was in custody. We then proceeded with our normal dismissal."

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter

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