Dustin McDanielMADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/8/17) — City police responded to a call at Rural King Tuesday morning about a possible gunshot near the area.

Madisonville Police Department reported store workers told officers they “heard a gunshot and ricochet off an object in the parking lot.”

Officer Joey Keelin wrote in the arrest report that he heard several people arguing behind a home on Honeysuckle Drive, and saw a person holding a silver handgun that he had taken away from Dustin T. McDaniel.

Police reported McDaniel smelled strongly of alcohol. McDaniel told the officer he had “attempted to shoot himself, but flinched and shot the gun towards the parking lot of Rural King.”

McDaniel, 30, was charged with public intoxication, first-degree wanton endangerment and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He was also served a Muhlenberg County warrant.

McDaniel was listed as being held this evening in Hopkins County Jail on $3,000 cash bond.

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