Authorities in Maine arrested a man and his two adult sons on suspicion of engaging in a “family shootout” at their home earlier this month.
According to Fox News, police believe the altercation was likely linked to alcohol consumption by the three men.
York County sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence of 64-year-old Walter Sellick on July 7 in response to a report of a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, authorities say they expected to find even more chaos at the location.
“A person in the residence reported a domestic squabble led to gunfire being exchanged,” said York County Sheriff William King. “In the chaotic initial call, it was reported that a vehicle had crashed with unknown personal injury.”
In reality, vehicles were the only reported casualties in the gunfire exchange.
Police say 37-year-old Joshua Sellick fired his shotgun at a truck belonging to his 39-year-old brother, Jeremy.
The older brother allegedly responded by shooting at Joshua’s vehicle, leading the younger brother to crash into a ditch.
Authorities say Joshua Sellick surrendered without incident shortly after officers arrived.
Jeremy Sellick and their father were both arrested following what local media described as a brief standoff.
The two younger Sellicks are expected to face charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. They were both booked into jail and have since been released after posting bail.
Walter Sellick was arrested after authorities found multiple firearms at the home. He is facing a criminal count of possession of a weapon by a felon.
[Featured images: Walter Sellick, Jeremy Sellick and Joshua Sellick/York County Sheriff’s Department]