Kentucky man charged with shooting wife near Palmyra
A Kentucky man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting his wife at a home east of Palmyra last Wednesday evening.
According to the probable cause affidavit, deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. responded at approximately 5:17 p.m. to a dispatch for a gunshot wound along Hamby Road.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that an adult female had been shot in the face with a .40-caliber handgun by her husband, Darrell S. Bullion, 41. According to court documents, Bullion is from Argillite, Ky.
When Deputy Collin Vetor arrived at the scene, the victim had already been loaded in the ambulance to be transported to receive medical attention. Bullion, who was sitting on the ground by the house’s porch, was identified by firefighters and police already on the scene as the shooter.
According to Vetor’s statement, a 3-year-old female and a 21-year-old male were inside the home; both expressed to Vetor that Bullion shot the victim, who is their mother.
The homeowner of the scene and a witness to the incident, told Vetor, according to the affidavit, that Bullion and the victim had come to her house to visit, when he began complaining of chest pains. The witness proceeded to call 911 as Bullion moved to the porch. The witness heard a loud boom from outside and noted she saw Bullion in the doorway holding a gun.
Another ambulance later arrived at the scene to transport Bullion to Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany for treatment.
The victim’s injuries consisted of the bullet’s entrance wound near her mouth, a broken lower jaw and an exit wound in her neck, according to the affidavit.
At the hospital, the victim was unable to speak due to having just completed surgery but wrote on paper that Bullion shot her over Bitcoin.
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At the time of the affidavit, the victim still remained in critical condition.
Bullion, after being cleared by the hospital, was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated battery, domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm at another person.