Father charged with shooting son

Father charged with shooting son
Jammie Lee Gates (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Jammie Lee Gates (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man has been charged with assault after he shot his teenage son.

Jammie Lee Gates, 55, was arrested by Louisville Metro police early February 14.

The shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. February 13. Police say Gates shot the 17 year old once in the thigh with a 22. caliber handgun. The teen was treated at University of Louisville Hospital for an injury that was described as minor.

Metro police say the gun used Gates, who is a convicted felon, was stolen.

Gates was arraigned February 15 on charges of assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property. He remains in custody at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $20,000 cash bond.

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