Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson's home caught in drive-by shooting

Gunman is arrested ‘for spraying Duck Dynasty star Wille Robertson’s estate with bullets during a drive-by-shooting’ in broad daylight

  • Daniel King Jr, 38, of West Monroe, Louisiana, was arrested on Sunday evening and booked into Ouachita Correctional Center 
  • Robertson, the 48-year-old reality star, wasn’t home when someone from a truck opened fire on his home in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Friday
  • Luckily, no one was injured despite Robertson’s family members being home at the time as the quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic
  • His wife, Korie Robertson, has been living with his son, John Luke, his wife Mary Kate McEachern and their infant son 
  • Robertson’s daughter Sadie, who has also appeared on Dancing With the Stars, and her husband Christian Huff
  • Robertson’s property, which includes multiple houses, is located far off the main road and is hidden behind a gate and a fence 
  • People who saw it described the truck as a white and brown or beige Ford F-250 with sizable aftermarket rims and tires 
  • They said the driver was a white man somewhere in his teens or early 20s 
  • Witnesses who might have seen the vehicle or have any information about the suspects are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200 
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Authorities in Louisiana announced on Sunday that they have arrested a man in connection with a drive-by shooting in which eight to 10 bullets were fired at the home of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson.

Daniel King Jr, 38, of West Monroe, Louisiana, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on Sunday.

King was arrested just after 8pm on Sunday and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. Bond was set at $150,000. 

Investigators said that two residences located on Robertson’s estate were struck by bullets. 

The 48-year-old reality star, Robertson, wasn’t home when someone from a truck opened fire on his property in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Friday.

Luckily, no one was injured despite Robertson’s family members being quarantined at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Daniel King Jr (left), 38, of West Monroe, Louisiana, has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that struck the property of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson (right)

Two residences on Robertson’s property were struck by bullets, though no one was injured

Investigators released this surveillance photo of a truck that was seen driving away from the scene at the time of the shooting on Friday afternoon

‘God was watching over us,’ Robertson told KTVE-TV. 

‘Like I said, just a few minutes before, we were all outside; kids outside, grand kids outside, right where the bullets came through. 

‘God is good and we will keep serving him.’ 

In addition to his wife Korie, Robertson has been living with his son John Luke, his wife Mary Kate McEachern and their infant son, as well as Robertson’s daughter Sadie and her husband Christian Huff.

One shot went through the window of the room where John Luke and his family have been staying, though no one was hurt. 

‘We were pretty shook up,’ Robertson told USA Today on Sunday. ‘It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property.’ 

‘It was broad daylight,’ he added.  

‘We were pretty shook up,’ Robertson told USA Today on Sunday. ‘It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property’; publicity still for Duck Dynasty

Close call: One shot went through the window of the bedroom where Robertson’s son John Luke and his wife and infant child live, though they were unharmed. Robertson is seen above in November 2019

Robertson’s property, which includes multiple houses, is located far off the main road and is hidden behind a gate and a fence.

He said multiple people on the property saw the truck where the shots originated from driving by the property at least once, before the people in it opened fire at 2:33pm CT.

People who saw it described the truck as a white and brown or beige Ford F-250 with sizable aftermarket rims and tires.

They said the driver was a white man somewhere in his teens or early 20s.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting, and it may not be long before the truck in question is found as it was caught on surveillance footage from the property.

The TV star claimed he was certain the shooters were targeting his property, though he admitted that he didn’t have hard evidence.

‘I’m 100 percent certain, but I don’t know why.

On the loose: The truck was a white and brown or beige Ford F-250, and surveillance footage caught it ink the act; Robertson pictured with his daughter Sadie, who’s living in his home

‘I’ve been in close contact with the investigators,’ Robertson continued. ‘It seems local to me, but I can’t be sure.’

Though no one was harmed, it could have been a different story had the shooting occurred only minutes earlier.

‘Nobody was outside at the time, but everybody had been out about 5 minutes before,’ Robertson said. ‘I had just gone to the store when it happened.’

Witnesses who might have seen the vehicle or have any information about the suspects are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

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