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Louisville man charged with attempted murder after trying to fire gun with no bullets

Louisville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to fire gun with no bullets

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Michael Hunter (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Michael Hunter (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he tried to fire a gun at someone -- but the gun was out of bullets.

According to an arrest report, it happened on the night of Sunday, May 17, on Sherry Road, just east of Crittenden Drive. Police say 47-year-old Michael W. Hunter broke into a home, armed with a two-by-four. He allegedly hit a victim inside the home with the two-by-four, both in the arm and in the head.

That victim grabbed a gun and fired off several rounds at Hunter.

Police say Hunter and the victim struggled over the firearm, and Hunter was able to gain control over it. He allegedly pointed the gun at the victim and tried to fire two rounds, but the gun was out of bullets. 

Police say Hunter -- who was already a convicted felon -- then ran away with the victim's gun. He was arrested a few hours later, the next morning.

Hunter has been charged with attempted murder, first degree burglary and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. 

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