Man who is accused of shooting brother over scrap metal argument will head to a grand jury

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Update 10/9
Joseph Fannin's case is now heading to a grand jury.

Police charged Fannin with first-degree assault.

The grand jury will determine whether to indict Fannin.

Update 9/25
The preliminary hearing for Joseph Fannin is delayed until October.

Police say Fannin shot a man following a dispute about scrap metal. The victim was shot in the hand and torso. His condition is unknown.

Fannin is charged with first-degree assault. He is scheduled to be back in court on October 9.

Original Story
Deputies said one man is behind bars after a Johnson County shooting.

It happened Tuesday night on KY Route 302 in Van Lear.

According to an arrest citation, 42-year-old Joseph Fannin was arguing with his brother over scrap metal when Fannin reached for a gun.

The two men struggled, deputies said, and Fannin pulled the trigger twice. The victim was hit in the hand and the torso.

Fannin's brother was flown to Pikeville Medical Center and was stabilized.

Fannin was charged with first-degree assault and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. Deputies said he told them he took Methodone that day.

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