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Louisiana Man Shot by Father-in-Law, Second Time in 5 Years, Say Cops


MANSFIELD, La (CBS/AP) A man who refused to prosecute his father-in-law for shooting him five years ago has been shot by his father-in-law again, according to sheriff's deputies in DeSoto Parish, La.

Officials said 39-year-old Alvin Gentry and his wife were arguing outside their home, when Gentry's father-in-law, 74-year-old Alvis McKinney told Gentry to leave, then fired a warning round from his .22-caliber pistol.

After more arguing, McKinney fired a second shot, hitting his son-in-law, Gentry, say authorities.

Gentry was in LSU Hospital in Shreveport with a non-life-threatening bullet wound to his back.

Cpl. Dusty Herring said McKinney was booked Wednesday with aggravated battery, as well as third-offense DWI.

Herring said McKinney told investigators that he did not realize he had shot Gentry until the younger man went down.