A Holden man is accused of firing a shotgun during an argument, and the buckshot ricocheted, hitting a man in the neck, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Melvin Graham, 54, got into an argument Monday with an unnamed man outside his home at 28892 George White Road, the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release. The two men were arguing over “a civil-related matter” regarding property Graham and his girlfriend owned.
During the spat, Graham fired a 20-gauge shotgun into the road in front of his home, the release states. Buckshot hit the asphalt and ricocheted, striking the other man in the back of the neck.
The victim was hospitalized and treated for his injuries and has since been released, the Sheriff’s Office wrote.
Graham turned himself in Monday. He was booked on a count of aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to online records at the Livingston Parish Detention Center, where Graham is being held on $70,000 bail.