WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say a Washington County man has been arrested after he shot his stepfather in the back.

Police say 24-year-old Michael Yocum, of Springfield, shot his stepfather on Sunday around 10:40 p.m. Authorities say Yocum shot his stepfather after the two became involved in an argument.

Yocum's stepfather was airlifted to UK Hospital.

Yocum is charged with first-degree assault and is being held at the Marion County Detention Center.

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