The star of Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, has become the victim of a vicious drive-by shooting in his own home in Louisiana.
And now, a suspect has been arrested.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear the alleged motive behind the random act of violence…
While Willie is usually the one pointing and aiming guns, the avid duck hunter found himself at the receiving end of a gun this week after his home was targeted in a drive-by shooting.
Well, before we get down to the dirty details, let’s start from the beginning…
Willie has gained profound fame from his role in the reality show, Duck Dynasty.
Originally airing in 2012, the show followed the unconventional lives of the Robertsons, a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate their thriving business, Duck Commander.
The company manufactures duck calls and other duck-hunting merchandise, as well as deer-hunting merchandise under the Buck Commander brand and turkey-hunting merchandise under the Strut Commander brand.
It’s an intense vibe, I know.
The Robertsons have proven to be a hit with the American public, as their show, Duck Dynasty, has broken several rating records on their streaming channel, A&E.
With a staggering 11.8 million viewers.
Comes their many haters.
Admittedly, this TV show isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes…
But, with the Robertson brothers’ conservative Protestant Christian views, it is hardly surprising that the family has gained their fair share of cynics over the years.
In a highly publicized GQ magazine interview, cast member Phil Robertson made homophobic remarks and racial slurs about African-Americans.
And, though the show narrowly avoided being suspended, the controversy did result in Phil’s suspension.
Well, though Willie has avoided any direct trouble, he has always been an outspoken Trump supporter which, as most of us will know, will always result in a fair amount of backlash.
“You know, it’s like you respect people, and try to love people, and help people, and that’s who I was behind,” he said to ABC of Trump at the time. “And, you know, lo and behold, when I was behind him, I don’t think anyone was at the time. That was pretty early.”
Speaking to CBS News, Willie proclaimed:
“Mr. Trump is a real leader. He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs.”
And even through his many hiccups, Willie remained confident.
The reality star acknowledged that there were“bumps in the road” at the start of his presidency, but he was confident that Trump would “find his groove.”
“He’s not a politician and so that’s what I loved about him is that he’s not a politician. He’s not polished and he says stuff,” he said. “And so, you know, I think he’ll find his groove in there and hopefully, I hope he can work with Democrats.”
But, regardless of anyone’s political stance, there is never any need for violence.
On Friday afternoon, his Louisiana home was subject to a random drive-by-shooting.
Where several of his family members are staying during the ongoing lockdown, including his wife, Korie, his son, John Luke with his wife and child, as well as Willie’s daughter, Sadie, and her own husband, TMZ reports.
And, despite one bullet breaking through one of the bedroom windows, thankfully, no one was harmed during the shooting, with Willie himself being out at the store at the time.
Witnesses told Willie that they saw the truck drive up to their gated property at around 2:30 pm, stop directly outside it, and just start shooting.
So, evidently, this was a targeted attack against Willie and his family.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in Monroe, Louisiana, charged Daniel King Jr., thirty-eight, with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting and one count of criminal neglect of family and booked into OCC.
The bond was set at $150,000.
But for now, we can just remain thankful that none of the family were hurt.
For more on the devastating impact gun violence has on our country, keep scrolling…