The son of Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick stabbed the judge in the face and neck before shooting him in the face, court records state.

Judge Hardwick was hospitalized in serious condition on Saturday after being shot in a domestic dispute. His son, Khalfani Ahmed Hardwick, was taken into custody later that same day.

Court documents say that Khalfani Hardwick allegedly stabbed his father multiple times in the face and neck and shot him in the face with a 9 mm handgun before fleeing the scene. Johhny Hardwick was rushed to the hospital for surgery on Saturday. His condition is still unknown at this time.

Khalfani is charged with first-degree domestic assault and possession of a handgun by a restricted person. Both charges are felonies. The first-degree assault is a Class A felony, which is punishable by up to a life sentence.

The possession charge is subject to a maximum 10-year sentence. Court records do not show the younger Hardwick as receiving bond, and jail records still list him in the custody of the Montgomery County Sheriff.

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Khalfani Ahmed Hardwick. Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Department.

Khalfani Hardwick was initially charged with attempted murder in 2016 for allegedly shooting another man in the head. Hardwick pled guilty to a reduced second-degree assault, for which he received a suspended three-year sentence along with six-and-a-half months of time served and was ordered to pay $639 in court costs plus restitution.

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