Tuesday shooting 'was not malicious'

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By Staff

Investigation of a Tuesday morning shooting on New Haven Road began with an injury accident at Ky. 245 and Templin Ave. as the shooter allegedly tried to drive the victim to the hospital.

Nelson County Sheriff’s Detective Jon Snow said the shooting did not appear to be malicious.

“They were doing some things they shouldn’t have been while using firearms,” Snow said.

But Dustin Edmonds, 26, was still charged with second-degree assault for the incident and a citation indicated he appeared to have been under the influence of an intoxicant.

Edmonds and the victim, 21-year-old Colin Crigler, were involved in a vehicle collision at the intersection just after 5 a.m. That’s when responding officers discovered someone inside the vehicle had been shot. The Nelson County Sheriff's Office was contacted, as the shooting was believed to take place in the county.

Crigler was taken to Flaget and later University of Louisville for treatment, but was listed in stable condition according to a press release from the NCSO.

Edmonds was also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.