Louisville man arrested after allegedly beating juvenile with gun, shooting dog

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a Louisville man after they say he beat a juvenile in the head with a gun and shot a dog during an attempted robbery in south Louisville two weeks ago.

According to the arrest warrant, it happened on June 5. That's when police say 23-year-old Brady Adkins and an unnamed accomplice approached at garage in the 16000 block of Maple Way near Mt. Washington Road and Preston Hwy. armed with handguns.

Eight people were in the garage, police say, and Adkins and his accomplice ordered everyone to get on the ground. One of the victims had a concealed carry permit and was armed with his own gun, but police say Adkins took it from him.

One of the victims, a juvenile, tried to run away, but police say Adkins' accomplice chased him to the back door of the home. That's when police say Adkins hit the juvenile several times in the head with a gun. Police say the juvenile's father was sleeping inside the home but woke up when he heard the commotion, grabbed a gun of his own and stepped outside to confront the suspects.

Police say the juvenile's father exchanged gunfire with the suspects, and Adkins' accomplice was struck in the back.

Adkins then tried to run away, but was confronted by a neighbor's dog. Police say Adkins shot the dog twice and got away. The dog was taken to the vet and treated for gunshot wounds at a cost of $1,129.00.

Police say the victims knew Adkins and they were able to identify him for LMPD investigators. The accomplice who was shot was interviewed and admitted in a recorded statement that Adkins was with him during the incident.

Adkins was arrested Wednesday afternoon. He is now charged with robbery, wanton endangerment and cruelty to animals.

Adkins remains jailed at Metro Corrections on a $50,000 full cash bond.

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