Michael HILLARD mugshot

Michael Hillard. (Courtesy of Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man who police allege shot someone several times in the parking lot of a restaurant near Eastern Parkway has been charged with attempted murder. 

Michael Hillard, 23, will face a judge Thursday — a little less than a week after police allege he drove into the parking lot of the El Tarasco restaurant at 2247 S Preston St. and opened fire on a man sitting in a parked car. 

The man was hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his arms and legs, according to Hillard's arrest documents. 

"The victim's forearm was shattered," police wrote in Hillard's arrest documents. "The victim will have to have follow-up surgery to repair the damage." 

Hillard's gunfire also allegedly hit the car of a woman who was in the drive-thru at a nearby White Castle. The woman was not hurt, but her car sustained damage estimated at above $500 but under $1,000, according to Hillard's arrest documents. 

In addition to attempted murder, Hillard has been charged with criminal mischief, wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. 

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