GORMAN (CBS) — A 45-year-old man accused of shooting at his cousin was released from jail early this morning and allegedly went back to attack his kin a second time, sheriff’s officials said.
The first incident happened about 8 a.m. in the 47000 block of Old Ridge Route Road in Gorman, according to Sgt. Darren Harris of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station.
“Deputies were called…to reports that the victim…had been assaulted by his cousin with a handgun,” Harris said in a statement. “The victim reported that he and his cousin had an argument and the suspect…allegedly pointed a handgun at him and fired at least one shot as the victim fled the residence and hid nearby.”
The suspect, identified as Joaquin Bin, was arrested shortly after, Harris said. Bin was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. He posted bail and was released.
“Just before 12 p.m. today, the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station received a second call to the same location indicating that another incident of assault with a deadly weapon had occurred,” Harris said.
Officials say Bin returned to the location and this time confronted his cousin with a golf club.
“A struggle ensued between the two over the golf club and at some point a handgun was obtained by one of them,” Harris said. “A struggle ensued over the handgun and during the struggle the gun was discharged at least two times, striking the suspect in the feet.”
Harris said Bin fled the scene and contacted a responding deputy. He was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A handgun was recovered, Harris said.
Bin is expected to be booked for additional assault with a deadly weapon charges and witness intimidation, Harris said.
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