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Man arrested for firing gun at motorist during flood event

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 3:56pm

LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA (FOX44) — Deputies say a man is fired a gun yesterday at motorists who were driving through the flood waters on a road near his home in Lafayette Parish.

Reports say that Kelly Quirk, 47, pulled out a shotgun on Monday, March 13 at around 11:00 a.m. when a 68 year old man and his 14 year old grandson were attempting to get back to their home.

We’re told Quirck threatened to shoot the man and his grandson if they continued to drive down the public road. They said Quirk told them that the wake from the passing motorists would cause the water to get inside his home.

The victim disregarding Quirk and continued driving. That’s when they say Quirk fired the gun in their direction.

Deputies say that Quirk may have shot the same gun at several other motorists. However, they did not receive any other complaints.

Neither victim was injured from the incident.

Quirk was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for two counts Aggravated Assault with a firearm and one count of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm.

Quirk was released after posting a $22,500 bond.

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