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Family shootout in Maine leads to arrest of a 64-year-old man, two sons

Mug shots for Walter Sellick, (l) Jeremy Sellick (c) and Joshua Sellick (r).

(York County Sheriff’s Department)

A “family shootout” in Maine has led to the arrest of a 64-year-old man and his two sons on the weapon charges, according to reports.

Alcohol may have led to the 7 July incident in the house of Walter Sellick, 64, in Limington, to the Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday. There were no injuries, although two vehicles were shot and damaged.

“A person in the home reported a domestic argument led to the gunfire being exchanged,” York County Sheriff William King said Wednesday, according to the Biddeford Journal Tribune. “In the chaotic first call, it was reported that a vehicle had crashed with unknown injury.”

The run-up to the gunfire between brothers Joshua and Jeremy Sellick was an argument and an exchange of punches, the Press Herald and the Journal Tribune reported.

Joshua, 37, fired a shotgun at his brother’s truck, and Jeremy, 39, fired a gun on Joshua’s vehicle return, according to Press Herald. Joshua then crashed his vehicle into a ditch near the house.

Joshua quickly handed over to the deputies who arrested Jeremy and Walter after a brief confrontation, the paper reported.

The brothers were charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and released on bail.

Walter was charged with a felon in possession of a weapon after deputies found six rifles and two pistols in the house, according to the Magazine Stand.

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