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Aug 16, 2013 11:48 AM

Pulaski County Man Accused Of Trying To Kill Parents

An arrest has been made after a man was accused of trying to kill his parents in Pulaski County.

LEX 18 was at the scene early Thursday along north Highway 1247 near Science Hill. At the time, Pulaski County Sheriff's deputies were releasing very limited information about exactly what happened in that home.

Since then, LEX 18 has obtained a copy of the police report, which provides quite a bit of insight. Anthony Merrick, 50, was arrested overnight at UK Hospital in Lexington. He's been charged with attempted murder.

According to court documents, Merrick used a rifle to fire at least three shots inside the home on Highway 1247, then threatened to kill his parents. The report says the suspect pointed the rifle at his dad, and his mother grabbed the barrel of the weapon, leading to a struggle.

Two more shots were fired, and Merrick's father, who uses a walker to get around, was able to get outside. The documents say Merrick's mother tackled him to the ground.

Deputies say Merrick was arrested and flown to UK Hospital for injuries they say he caused to himself before the incident.

Merrick is now being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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