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Franklin Co. man accused of shooting 14-year-old

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say they arrested Samuel Isaacs, 55, in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old boy. The shooting happened Monday evening at a mobile home park on Duckers Road.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton told WKYT's Sean Moody that the boy had multiple gunshot wounds, but is expected to be okay. Sheriff Melton says the shooting stemmed from a family issue.

"Supposedly, his granddaughter was staying with him for the summer. His ganddaughter and this young man snuck out, evidently the night before last. He was upset about that. He also, I think, assumed that this young man or this teenager was a lot older than what he was," says Sheriff Melton.

Melton also said Isaacs held himself at gunpoint under a railroad bridge at Chenault Road for nearly three and a half hours.

"The subject had a gun put up to his chest and was threatening to commit suicide," says Sheriff Melton. The sheriff says he spent those three and a half hours talking to Isaacs.

"Just talked and we talked. We said a prayer, and we talked some more," says Sheriff Melton.

Isaacs was eventually taken into custody peacefully. He's been charged with assault, wanton endangerment, and resisting arrest. He's lodged at the Franklin County regional jail.

"At the end of the day, as bad as everything was, and considering how this could have ended, this was a good win for everybody," says Sheriff Melton.

Frankfort Police, Lexington Police, State Police, R.J. Corman Police and Versailles Police all helped out.

WKYT's Kristen Kennedy talked with some of the teen's friends about the shooting.

"He's my best friend. I have to go to school with him. I share a locker with him. I practically live with him. He's my friend. I spend every day up there," said Candace Dunaway.

Dunaway says the teen is a freshman at Franklin County High School.


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