ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - Police arrested a man on Friday who is accused of shooting his son-in-law after an argument escalated on Monday.
Zachary police say they received a call shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, January 25, reporting shots fired at a home on Camelia Street, as well as a man with facial wounds walking down Rollins Road.
Police made contact with the victim, who said that his father-in-law, Charles Landry, 57, was the one who shot him and that he and his wife were living with his in-laws.
Police interviewed those involved, and say that the victim came home to his child jumping on a bed. The victim whipped the child, who began to cry. An argument then broke out between the victim and his mother-in-law, who was trying to figure out why the child was crying.
The police report from the ZPD says that the argument escalated, leading to a fight between the victim and the suspect, Charles Landry.
After the argument, the victim and his wife were trying to find their keys so they could leave the house. It was then that authorities say Landry pulled out a gun and fired a shot that caused the victim to suffer gunpowder burns to his right cheek and possibly his right eye.
Landry told police that the victim punched him several times while sitting in the wheelchair. Landry told police he pulled out his gun and fired a shot while "not really knowing what was going on because [Landry's] head hurt so bad from being hit".
Landry was booked into the East Baton Rouge Prison on Friday for an attempted manslaughter charge.