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Man Critical After Being Struck by Gun that Fired on Impact

One man is in critical condition and another is charged after a shooting in Burlington.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office responded to the 3000 block of Sundance Boulevard at about 10:17 p.m. on Saturday.

Michael Holbrook, 46, of Cincinnati was shot in the neck and transported by helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was listed in critical condition.

Larry Steve Herald II, 47, of Sundance Blvd., was charged with one count of first degree assault, and one count of first degree wanton endangerment.

According to the sheriff's office, a party was going on at a home on Sundance, and at the time of the shooting, Herald and a few others were socializing in a driveway. Holbrook and Herald had been drinking and arguing, and at one point, Herald told Holbrook to leave the property.

Herald went inside the home and came back out with a 9mm handgun.

When Holbrook refused to leave, Herald fired a warning shot at Holbrook, the sheriff's office said.

When Holbrook still refused to leave, Herald struck Holbrook in the face with the gun, according to a news release, and the gun went off, sending a bullet into Holbrook's neck.

Herald was interviewed by deputies and said the shooting was an accident. He is being held without bond at the Boone County Jail.

-Staff report

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