Posted: Jan 17, 2012 8:18 AM by AP
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old man shot his daughter's boyfriend with a shotgun during a fight over missing marijuana.
The Courier reports that the boyfriend was hit with a .410 gauge shotgun. Several pellets lodged in his heart. They were removed. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say Dwight Landry accused the 26-year-old of taking the drugs. As the victim walked away from Landry's house, Landry allegedly shot him.
Police say Landry admitted to shooting the man, but claimed it was because he punched his wife. The victim denied that.
Landry is charged with aggravated second-degree battery. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.