2 Shots Fired After Man Challenges Daughter to 'Duel'

Dad was booked for child abuse, among other charges
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2016 8:08 AM CDT
Robert Williams   (El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A Colorado man has been arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident that included challenging his daughter to a "duel," KRDO reports. Robert Williams, 38, of Calhan was arguing with his daughter on Wednesday evening when things "escalated to the point that the father pulled out a handgun and pointed it at his wife and daughter," according to a press release from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. At that point, Williams reportedly told his daughter to get a gun of her own so they could "duel." The daughter is a juvenile, per the Denver Post.

There was a struggle of some kind, during which Williams fired a round, KDVR reports. Then the girl fired a round in the direction of her father. "As the wife and children fled the residence," according to the sheriff's department, "the father then went to the shed to retrieve a shotgun and pointed it at his wife. She then grabbed the rifle, took the children to a neighbor's house, and called 911." No one was injured, according to the sheriff's office. Williams was booked on two counts of felony menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, and child abuse. (Read more Colorado stories.)

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