A man was arrested Tuesday night in Barren County after law enforcement learned of allegations that he fired shots at his son during an argument.

According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded about 8:30 p.m. to an address on Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Road to a reported domestic dispute in which shots were fired.

Deputies made contact with Cary Lemons, 56, who said he and his son had gotten into an altercation that had turned physical.

Lemons said his son choked him during the altercation, leading him to get a .22 caliber pistol and fire two shots over his son.

Lemons said his son fled down a hallway, and he fired more rounds until the gun jammed. He then picked up a 9-millimeter handgun and fired one more round into the wall near where his son had fled, according to the sheriff's office.

Lemons' son told deputies he was acting in self-defense during the physical altercation and after he got to the bedroom, he went out a window and continued running until he saw deputies arrive, according to the sheriff's office.

Lemons was arrested on charges of attempted murder (domestic) and first-degree wanton endangerment.

He was placed in Barren County Corrections Center, where no bond had been set as of Wednesday morning.

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