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Jan 6, 2013 9:30 AM

No Charges Filed In Lincoln County Fatal Domestic Shooting

Investigators will not file charges against a Lincoln County father whom they say shot his son in an act of self defense.

Ray Henson, 75, was taken in for questioning after his son, Michael Henson, 42, died from his injuries at a local hospital Saturday night.

911 in Lincoln County received a call before 11:30 that night concerning a shooting that occured on Meadowbrook Road near Stanford.

Investigators say Michael Henson fired first after starting some sort of commotion with his father. They say the elder Henson fired back in self defense.

Nextdoor neighbor Nancy Boyd tells LEX 18 emergency vehicles were at the Henson residence for more than two hours Saturday night.

"The longer they were there it felt more like an investigation," said Boyd. "I'm sorry this had to happen. All I can say is I know the Lord has a reason for it but I don't know what that is."

Investigators will defer any charges to the commonwealth's attorney or an indictment from a grand jury.

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