Police on Friday arrested a Zachary man accused of shooting his son-in-law after a family argument escalated Monday night.
Zachary police said they received a call shortly after 9 p.m. Monday that shots were fired at a house on Camelia Street and found a man with facial wounds walking down Rollins Road nearby.
Initially, the victim would not tell detectives who had shot at him, but eventually he told them his-father-in-law had injured him at a house nearby where he and his wife were temporarily living with their in-laws.
According to accounts from those involved, the victim had come home from work to find his child jumping on a bed. He whipped the child, who began to cry, the report says.
The victim’s mother-in-law came into the room to find out why the child was crying, and an argument erupted, leading to the victim at one point pushing his mother-in-law, the report says.
After Charles Landry, 57, the victim’s father-in-law, who was in a wheelchair, came in to see what was happening, the report says. The two began fighting but were but were separated by their wives, the report says.
The victim and his wife decided to leave the house, but while the victim was searching for his keys Landry pulled out a gun and shot at the victim, who suffered from gun powder burns to his right cheek and possibly his right eye, according to the police report on the incident.
Landry told detectives he “just shot not really knowing what was going on because his head hurt so bad from being hit” by the victim, the report says.
Afterward, the victim went outside in fear that Landry may shoot at him again, which is when officers spotted him, the report states.
Landry, of Zachary, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Friday afternoon on attempted manslaughter.