Grand jury indicts man accused of shooting at Austintown bar

Police said Richard Bates tried to shoot his ex-wife in the back of the head at Chipper's Sports Bar and Grille in Austintown

Police say a 69-year-old man was arrested in connection with a shooting at Chipper's Sports Bar and Grille in Austintown.

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.


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