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'Duck Dynasty' Family Targeted by Drive-By Shooting, Arrest Made

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One man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s drive-by shooting that damaged the Louisiana estate of “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson.

Between eight and 10 shots were fired from the road toward Robertson’s estate in West Monroe, according to the Monroe News Star.

One shot smashed a bedroom window of the home of John Luke Robertson, Willie Robertson’s son, who lives there with his wife, Mary Kate McEachern, and their infant child.

No injuries were reported.

“We were pretty shook up,” Robertson told the News Star.

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“It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property,” he said.

“Nobody was outside at the time, but everybody had been out about five minutes before,” Robertson said. “I had just gone to the store when it happened.”

The houses on the gated estate are set far back from the road.

A second residence was also hit by bullets on Friday, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

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Willie Roberston’s daughter, Sadie Robertson, who was at the estate at the time with her husband, Christian Huff, posted about the incident on her Instagram account.

“[H]i, yes the news is true if you’ve seen it. We had someone shoot at our property,” she said in the post. “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. We have been resting on Psalm 91 and each other’s gratitude for all being okay ❤️ thank you for your prayers.”

On Saturday, the sheriff’s office charged Daniel King Jr., 38, with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting and one count of criminal neglect of family in connection with the incident. He was jailed in lieu of $150,000 bond, the department posted.

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Deputies said other occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, but they have not released further information.

Robertson said witnesses saw the truck from which the shots were fired pass by the property at least once before shots were fired at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.

“It was broad daylight,” he said.

Robertson said he believes his property was targeted.

“I’m 100 percent certain, but I don’t know why,” he said.

Robertson said his estate has more people living there than usual because family members are staying at the property during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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