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Domestic allegation leads to a shot being fired - and arrests

Terry Lee Colley

Terry Lee Colley

GOLDEN VALLEY - A man who thought his son-in-law hit his daughter was arrested Friday after he allegedly fired his gun during a domestic violence incident.

Terry Lee Colley, 67, was charged with disorderly conduct with a weapon by domestic violence, a felony, after he reportedly admitted he fired his 9 mm handgun when he confronted his son-in-law - but said he did not aim the weapon at the man.

Nobody was injured during the incident that occurred shortly after noon at a home in the 6100 block of Albite Street.

Deputies immediately disarmed Colley, who reportedly told them a friend called and told him his son-in-law had struck his daughter.

Colley pulled the gun when his daughter and her husband returned home, according to deputies. He told them he knew his anger "got the best" of him.

Colley's friend misinformed him, according to deputies. His daughter told deputies that her husband threw her cell phone out of the car window while they were driving and in response she punched him in the face.

The son-in-law confirmed his wife's statement, and he told deputies Colley deliberately pointed the gun away from him before firing.

The daughter and son-in-law were also arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

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