Willie Robertson, star of “Duck Dynasty” and CEO of Duck Commander, was “pretty shook up” after drive-by shooters targeted his estate in West Monroe, Louisiana, Friday.
Many of his family members are staying at the estate amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Robertson reported that 8 to ten shots were fired from the road near his estate. One of the bullets went through the bedroom window of the home where his son, John Luke Robertson, lives with his wife and infant. However, no one in the family was injured.
“We were pretty shook up,” Robertson said Sunday. “It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property.”
Robertson believes the shooters were aware they were targeting his estate. “It was broad daylight,” he said during an interview. “I’m 100% certain, but I don’t know why.”
Robertson was thankful that everyone had come indoors before the drive-by shooting. “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.”
According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, “Deputies responded to a report of someone shooting from a vehicle at that location at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday.”
Witnesses told police they had seen “a white over brown or beige Ford F-250 with large aftermarket tires and rims.” The driver was a young white male in his teens or early 20s. Other occupants were reportedly in the vehicle but witnesses weren’t able to give a description.
The Sheriff’s Office said a surveillance camera captured an image of the alleged suspect’s vehicle crossing an intersection nearby.
Robertson believes the drive-by shooters are local. “I’ve been in close contact with the investigators,” Robertson said. “It seems local to me, but I can’t be sure.”
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested one man in connection to the Robertson estate shooting. Daniel King, Jr. was charged with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting.
He was also charged with one count of criminal neglect of family. King was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center and his bond set at $150,000.
The Robertson family is known for their bold declaration of faith in Christ, especially patriarch Phil Robertson. Brothers Phil and Si, and Phil’s sons speak all over the country about the gospel.
Phil and two of his sons host a podcast called Unashamed with Phil Robertson. They discuss life and business, and how they integrate with their Christian faith.