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Bullitt Co. Sheriff's Dept. says bad aim helped victim survive gun attack

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BROOKS, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say the suspect was a bad shot, and that's how a victim survived an attack inside his own home.

The battered and bruised mugshot of 59-year-old James Bieckert tells the story.

The Bullitt Co. Sheriff's office says he knocked on the door of a trailer in Brooks, Ky. on Saturday night.

When the resident answered, Bieckert allegedly said he had something for him, raised a gun, fired - but missed.

The two fought. Police say Bieckert missed a second shot, and then the victim got the upper hand.

"The fight ended up going outside at some point in time, back out of the home. At that point in time, the victim was able to take control of the fight and was actually able to knock Mr. Bieckert unconscious," said Bullitt Co. Sheriff's Department PIO Capt. Mike Murdoch.

Bieckert was taken to the hospital and later charged with attempted murder and burglary.

Investigators say they do not know the reason for the alleged attack, but that Bieckert's girlfriend is the victim's ex-wife, and there was alcohol involved.

He's being held in the Bullitt co. jail on $100,000 bond.

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