PERHAM, Minn. – An argument between family members turned dangerous on Wednesday when it involved a .22-caliber rifle.
Jeffrey Schultes shot at his son, Jesse, as the latter drove away from his father’s home after a fight in the driveway, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said. Police said the bullet shattered the driver-side window of the car and sent glass flying into the face of the son, who was not seriously injured.
The father and son argued over the phone before Jesse Schultes, 24, went over to his father’s home in rural Perham to return something, the sheriff’s office said. After arriving, the pair had a physical altercation and his father, 53, fired his rifle at least twice, police said.
The incident at about 11 a.m. ended with Jesse Schultes in Perham Hospital, and a search for Jeffrey Schultes. Jeffrey Schultes was found suffering from mild hypothermia in the woods about a mile south of his home and arrested without incident, police said. He was taken to the hospital and booked in Otter Tail County Jail.
Sherriff Brian Schlueter said Jeffrey Schultes could face charges of first-degree and second-degree assault as well as attempted second-degree homicide. Schlueter said he did not know what the father and son were arguing about.