3 brothers aged 10, 12, and 14, are being praised for potentially saving their mothers life on Monday the 22nd of October, after their father threatened to shoot her and then attacked her.
According to what the mother said to police after the incident, the two began fighting after arriving at their home in Moss Bluff Louisiana. When the mother tried to flee from the attack the father followed her outside and fired a shot at her.
Then he attacked her with the gun still on him.
While the man was fighting with his wife he dropped the gun, prompting one of the boys to pick up the weapon and unload it.
Another of the boys went back into the house and grabbed another gun and used it to get his father to stop beating his mother.
The boys and their mother ran to a nearby neighbor’s house for safety while the father went back inside the home.
A 911 call from another neighbor in the area said there was a man wearing a bullet proof vest and shooting off rounds from a semi-automatic rifle.
Police responded to find the man, but when they arrived, he jumped into his truck and led the police on a car chase.
Sheriff Tony Mancuso said after officers caught up to the man (unidentified to protect the identities of the children),
“He had weapons on him, he had body armor on him. He was yelling at them and telling them he wanted them to shoot him. They had great restraint.”
Instead of shooting the disturbed father, the officers instead used a TASER to take him down.
According to Sheriff Mancuso the man had no criminal record and had never been named for domestic dispute.
However, the father was arrested for this incident and charged with second degree attempted murder, Domestic abuse, child endangerment, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal discharge of a weapon, illegal discharge of a weapon during a crime of violence and flight from an officer. The judge set his bail at $247,000.
“I think those kids are very brave.”
Mancuso said, adding that the father would never be allowed own guns again because of the law passed which prevents those with domestic abuse history from owning a firearm.
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