The brothers got into a scuffle just before the Sunday afternoon barbecue and one retrieved a rifle and fired a gunshot, narrowly missing the victim.
LEBANON, Ore. — An Oregon man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he fired a shot at his brother during a Mother’s Day barbecue.
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon says brothers Hunter and Billy Jack Gomez got into a scuffle just before the Sunday afternoon barbecue in Lebanon.
As Hunter was preparing the grill, Yon says Billy Jack went into the house and retrieved a high-caliber rifle. He says Billy Jack then fired from the living room through the screen door.
The bullet narrowly missed his brother.
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Yon says Billy Jack Gomez was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon. The 35-year-old was booked into the county jail.