Around 2:30 p.m on Friday (April 24), the Louisiana property belonging to Willie Robertson from the hit reality show Duck Dynasty was fired upon.
“We were pretty shook up,” Willie told USA Today on Sunday (April 26), adding that 8-10 shots were fired. “It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property.”
Willie, his wife Korie, and other members of the Robertson family are staying at their West Monroe, Louisiana, home, while everyone’s actual homes are on the property as well. One of the shots went through a bedroom window of the home where Willie’s son John Luke lives with his wife, Mary Kate, and their infant son, John Shepherd, though no one was injured.
The Duck Dynasty star said he believed that the shooter knew whose home they were firing on. The Robertson estate sits far off of the road and is fenced and gated. According to Willie, multiple witnesses saw the truck the shooter was riding in pass by the property at least once before shots were fired. The truck was described to be a “white over brown or beige Ford F-250 with large aftermarket tires and rims.”
Surveillance footage captured images of the truck and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office posted a photo of it on their Facebook page.
UPDATE: The investigation has led to the arrest of Daniel King, Jr. King has been charged with 1 count of Aggravated…
Since the post was originally published, they arrested a 38-year-old man named Daniel King Jr. and booked him into the Ouachita Correction Center on a charge of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting. His bond is currently set at $150,000.
In court documents, King – who was a passenger of the vehicle – says he was checking the safety of his gun when it “went off numerous times.”
The documents also state that a .380 caliber gun was used and that King admitted to authorities that he had been drinking vodka, according to KNOE News.
After news broke about the shooting over the weekend, several Robertson family members broke their silence on social media, Sadie being one of them.
She wrote, “Hi, yes the news is true if you’ve seen it. We had someone shoot at our property. Just wanted to say we are all okay. It shook us all up of course, but we are just so thankful everyone in our family is okay. Especially after one of the bullets flew through the window of my brothers home… The timing of where we were at the time was crazy protection because we had all just gone inside.”
See her full post below.