Sheriff: Dad says he shot daughter’s boyfriend in leg because he wouldn’t leave
KELSO, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says a 65-year-old man called 911 to say he had just shot his daughter’s 37-year-old boyfriend in the leg because he refused to leave the family’s Kelso home during an argument.
Chief Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says Kevin Reid was taken to a hospital Tuesday for treatment of an upper leg wound. The deputy says Reid got an X-ray and bandages, then left the hospital, saying he wanted a smoke.
The deputy says Reid had been staying at the home with his 34-year-old girlfriend, the daughter of homeowner Darrell Chafin.
Chafin was booked into the county jail for investigation of first-degree assault.
The sheriff’s spokesman says the father reports that Reid shoved him when he told the younger man to leave because Reid was arguing with Chafin’s daughter. The father reportedly repeated his order to leave, Reid refused again and the older man fired.