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Alabama judge in vital condition after supposed shooting by kid

Khalfani Hardwick, the child of Alabama Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick, was imprisoned Sunday on charges of first-degree attack and domestic violence in connection with the shooting of his dad. Picture courtesy Montgomery County, Ala., Sheriff’s Office

Feb. 25 (UPI)– A judge in Montgomery, Ala., remains in vital condition Sunday after suffering a gunshot injury presumably caused by his own kid throughout a domestic disagreement, authorities stated.

Johnny Hardwick, the administering judge for Alabama’s 15th Circuit Court in Montgomery, was supposedly shot and attacked by his kid, Khalfani Hardwick, 36, on Saturday in the wake of an argument, Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham stated in a declaration to media outlets.

Deputies reacting to a domestic disruption call at the judge’s house found he had actually been “attacked, shot, and seriously hurt by his child,” the constable stated.

Khalfani Hardwick left the scene and deserted his automobile however was collared soon later along a highway, Cunningham included.

By Sunday early morning, Khalfani Hardwick appeared on the prisoner lineup of the Montgomery County prison, dealing with charges of domestic violence, very first degree attack, and unlawfully having a handgun. Bond is noted at $15,000.

In 2014, Khalfani Hardwick pleaded guilty to second-degree attack after shooting household pal Clayton Riley in the head. He served no jail time.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed released a declaration revealing discouragement over Johnny Hardwick’s shooting, keeping in mind that the judge “has actually honorably served our neighborhood on the Circuit Court for years, assisting spearhead various reforms to make the court system more fair and reasonable.”

In specific, Reed stated, Hardwick “worked to get rid of bond requirements for more non-violent offenses,” while likewise serving the neighborhood as a supporter for youth as the among the creators of 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery.

“We are wishing his healing,” the mayor stated.

Johnny Hardwick has actually served in federal, state and Montgomery city positions and was designated to the circuit court in 2001.

Last August, he was called president of the Alabama Association of Circuit Court Judges.

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