GUNFIGHT breaks out between father and son, 26, in their Georgia front yard – but miraculously no one was hit
- Mario Paul Clarke, 26, allegedly pulled a gun on his father, leading his father to brandishing his own weapon at the Newnan home on Friday evening
- This led to an exchange, where multiple shots were fired, but nobody was hit
- Clarke was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He is being held on $8,000 bond
- The father is not expected to face charges because he was defending himself
This is the moment a father and son pulled guns on each other and opened fire in their Georgia front yard.
Mario Paul Clarke, 26, is being held at a jail at Coweta County Jail on $8,000 bond
The incident, captured on home security camera footage, occurred on Friday evening in Newnan, a town approximately 40 miles southwest of Atlanta.
It captured Mario Paul Clarke, 26, and his father running into the yard – both holding a weapon.
The father appears to aim his weapon, only to go running back towards the house as Mario runs into the picture, seemingly aiming his own gun at his father.
Mario is the only one visible for the rest of the footage as he dashes around the yard and the driveway, seemingly aiming his gun towards the house while attempting to dodge gunshots.
He then calmly walks towards the front of a car in the driveway and takes cover, which is where he remains for the rest of the footage.
A gunfight between a father and son unfolded on the front lawn of a Georgia home on Friday
A home surveillance video captures the father chasing his son out of the house
The home belongs to the father, who has not been named, though it’s not immediately clear if Mario lives there as well.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports nobody was hit by any bullets during the exchange, which began when the dad caught his son with a gun.
He demanded that Mario hand over the weapon. Mario refused and instead aimed it at him, which led the father to retrieve his own gun from his bedroom.
The son, Mario Paul Clarke, 26, then turned around and ran towards his father with a gun
Clarke eventually made his way to the driveway, all while seemingly exchanging fire
The father was the one who ultimately called 911. He isn’t expected to face charges, as he was defending himself on his own property.
His son, however, was arrested after the incident and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
He is being held at a jail at Coweta County Jail on $8,000 bond, which he had not posted as of Tuesday.
‘The offender still had the firearm on his person when taken into custody,’ said a news release from the sheriff’s office. Shell casings were recovered from the property, with three bullet holes puncturing the house.