A father and his son remained hospitalized at University of Louisville Hospital on Monday, December 13, after a family fracas on Friday night, December 10, ended in a shooting.
According to information released by the Indiana State Police, Sellersburg Post, and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, officers were summoned to 5162 Pleasant Ridge Road, Lexington, around 8:15 p.m. Friday as the result of a domestic situation.
Sheriff John Lizenby said the 9-1-1 call was made by a concerned neighbor, who heard what sounded like a gunshot and then saw Nancy Flesher run into the yard of the home.
Flesher, her husband, Dale R., and son Christopher D., 23, reportedly resided in the home.
With Sheriff Lizenby out of the county that evening, Chief Deputy Wayne Williams and two deputies, Rodney Rudder and Rex Herald, responded as did several Indiana State troopers.
Arriving at the home, officers said they found Dale Flesher badly beaten, reportedly by the couple’s son.
A StatFlight medical helicopter was ordered, and the elder Flesher was air-lifted to the Louisville hospital’s trauma unit.
Chris Flesher was allegedly almost uncontrollable and was suffering from a gunshot wound which had penetrated a buttock and caused internal injuries. He was finally brought under control by officers, and a second medical helicopter was requested. The younger Flesher joined his father in the trauma unit, and both men remain there under care. Their conditions are not known.
Sheriff Lizenby said the young man’s mother told his officers that she could not stop her son from hitting her husband. She has been identified as the alleged shooter.
The matter remains under investigation by the ISP, Sellersburg post, advised Sgt. Jerry Goodin, the post’s public information officer.