The shooting occurred Wednesday, about 30 minutes after a minor car accident involving two women. No injuries were reported in the accident, but one of the drivers told the other “I’m gonna go get my man, you better go get yours.”
The driver who made the comment left but later returned with a man in her vehicle. The man then walked into a home, came back with a gun and started firing at the other driver and two other women with her, authorities said.
One shot ricocheted and grazed the 54-year-old victim’s forearm, causing minor injuries. The other driver and the shooter then drove off, but were eventually stopped by police.
Police say Ladon Penn, 31, was originally charged with felonious assault, child endangerment, and weapons under disability. Video from the scene captured Penn holding and firing a gold-colored handgun while carrying an unidentified infant. The police department disseminated several screen shots from that video via Twitter.
The same defendant appears to have faced assault charges in 2010, a drug possession charge in 2012, and stolen property, weapons, and drug possession charges involving heroin and cocaine in 2013. He was also accused of a plethora of other drug-related charges in 2016, court records indicate. The 2016 incidents involved charges of heroin trafficking, heroin possession, possessing weapons while under disability, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying concealed weapons, but some of those charges were dismissed in return for a guilty plea on some of the other charges.