A Kentucky man was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly killing his father with a crossbow and assaulting his sister with a pan, according to local police.
Louisville Subway Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said suspect Gerald Beavers III, 23, shot and killed his father, Gary Beavers, 55, with a crossbow at a home in eastern Louisville at about 1:00 p.m.  The injuries to the unnamed woman – believed to be Gerald's sister – are serious, although Mitchell told KIRO 7 that he is expected to recover.
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Kentucky-based nonprofit USA Cares, which provides financial assistance to US military veterans since 9/11 and their families, identifies the dead as Gary Beavers. He works there as director of career transition, according to WDRB.
"Not only was Gary an employee of USA Cares, but he was also a lifelong friend. We went to school together, served in the military together and worked in several organizations together, "USA Cares President and CEO Trace Cheser said in a statement.
" Just before joining USA Cares, he told me that I was working with veterans and being able to create a positive change in their lives was a real dream job for him. I am grateful that he was able to do just that and will be dearly missed by all of us at USA Cares and by those who have been blessed to know him.
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Residents in the surrounding area were astonished by the violent crime.
"Shocked, surprised," said Michael Ivorie resident at the exit. "I've lived here many, many years in this neighborhood, and my parents live in the neighborhood. We've never experienced anything like this here."
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Beavers have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, according to court records.
When in custody, he confessed to shooting his father and sister, who Beavers said had strangled him to make her pass "so he could reload his crossbow and kill her, quoting the arrest citation. , according to the Courier-Journal.
The hearing is scheduled for Friday morning, according to court records.