Franklin men charged in shootings

Published 11:36 am Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Bobby Blow

Brian Cooley


There were no reported injuries or even property damage when two Franklin men shot at one another on Feb. 28.

At 11:40 p.m., the Franklin Police Department Emergency Communications Center got a call of two people shooting at each other in the 500 block of Walnut Street, Sgt. Scott Halverson stated in a press release.

Units arrived on the scene and began their investigation. The investigation revealed that two men, who knew each other, had a dispute. During which, both subjects retrieved firearms and exchanged gunfire between themselves.

Based on the investigation, arrested were: Brian Cooley, 47, who was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, discharge of a firearm within city limits and reckless handling of a firearm; and Bobby Blow, 66, who was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and brandishing a firearm.

Both subjects were granted a bond. The investigation is still ongoing.