Daniel King Jr. was booked into a correctional center after two homes in West Monroe were struck by gunfire on Friday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. No one was injured in the shooting, authorities said.
“It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property,” Robertson told The News-Star. Both homes are part of the estate belonging to Robertson, one of the stars of the reality show about duck hunting that ran from 2012 to 2017.
Robertson, 48, said he and his family were “pretty shook up” after one of the eight to 10 bullets he said were fired at the residence went through the bedroom window of a home where his son John Luke Robertson lives with his wife, Mary Kate, and their infant son.
Witnesses told Ouachita Parish deputies that the second residence was also struck by gunfire.
Robertson said he and many of his family members have been staying at the estate during the coronavirus pandemic, including his daughter Sadie Robertson and her new husband. The newlywed was a contestant on the reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2014.
“Nobody was outside at the time, but everybody had been out about five minutes before,” Willie Robertson said. “I had just gone to the store when it happened.”
Sadie took to Instagram to let her fans know "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," she wrote. "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.”
Robertson's wife, Korie, also shared an update on Instagram and thanked everyone for their prayers.
"Thank you so much for all of your prayers for our family 🧡 We are all safe and sound and feeling profoundly grateful for God’s protection over us!" she wrote alongside a family picture.
"Yes, the news reports are true, we had a drive-by shooting at our home on Friday, it was scary and dangerously close, but thanks to God no one was hurt 🙌🏻 AND today we got to participate in a drive-by birthday celebration!" Korie continued. "Crazy how life works! We honked our horns and made signs. We are alive and well, and not taking this day for granted!"
She then shared a scripture her grandmother used to read "aloud every night before she went to bed, when we spent the night she would read it over us, 'So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10God is good! Praising him today and every day!'" Korie concluded her post.
Deputies said other occupants were in the car with the suspect during the shooting. They have not released more information about additional suspects.
King was charged with aggravated assault. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.
Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander, the multimillion-dollar duck call and decoy enterprise that inspired the A&E show, which shined a spotlight on the small north Louisiana town.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.