YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man who police say tried to shoot his ex-wife last weekend at an Austintown bar has been indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury.
Richard Bates, Sr., 69, is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises.
Bates was arrested early Sunday morning after police say he tried to shoot his ex-wife in the back of the head from just a few feet away at Chipper’s Sports Bar and Grille. The shot missed, and no one was injured.
Police reported finding the gun at Bates’ home, jammed.