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Shooting suspect arrested with defaced gun

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Ernest Bacon (Source: LMDC) Ernest Bacon (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man arrested in connection with a shooting picked up additional charges when police found that he had a gun with an unreadable serial number in his pocket.

Ernest Bacon, 51, was arrested on June 18 on charges of first-degree assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to his arrest warrant, Bacon was involved in an argument with another man on July 5, 2013 that escalated into a shooting. Police say that Bacon returned fire after the other man shot at him. Both men were injured. The other man was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.

When Bacon was arrested, police found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his pocket, according to his arrest report. The serial number was scratched off. He is charged with possession of a defaced firearm and another count of possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

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