Billy Rush charged in shooting! (himself) LINK


Driver to be charged in shooting, crash

Staff Report 11:24 PM Thursday, August 13, 2009

FRANKLIN — A driver who police say shot himself in the leg and then crashed into two vehicles and a utility pole Wednesday, Aug. 12, will face a criminal charge and traffic citations, Franklin police Chief Gordon Ellis said Thursday.

Billy Rush, 35, of Germantown, will be charged with a misdemenaor relating to negligently failing to secure a firearm, Ellis said.

Ellis said Rush suffered a gunshot to the left thigh from a large-caliber weapon, which triggered the crashes. A .44 caliber handgun was found inside Rush’s vehicle, and Ellis said the wound appeared self-inflicted.

He is accused of driving his Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck across three lanes of traffic, crashing into a car, then hitting a parked car in a parking lot before heading back into the roadway and striking a utlity pole just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Second Street in Franklin.

Rush was flown by CareFlight medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. By Thursday evening, he had been discharged, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

There were no other injuries reported.



How embarrassing.

the guy had some serious problems in his life...hope he's okay

don't clock your glock and put it in your has no safety......