Clarke’s father told him to hand over the weapon, but Clarke refused and instead pulled the gun on his dad, Mauldin confirmed. His father then went into his bedroom, got his own gun and chased Clarke out of the house. The confrontation continued in the front yard, Mauldin confirmed, leading to the gunshots.
At least some of the incident was caught on the home’s surveillance cameras, Mauldin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Clarke’s father called 911 and said “his son shot at him multiple times,” authorities said. No charges are expected against the father because he was defending himself at his own home, according to Mauldin.
Responding deputies recovered several shell casings and noted three bullet holes in the front of the house.
“The offender still had the firearm on his person when taken into custody,” according to the sheriff’s office’s news release.
Clarke was arrested at the scene and booked into the Coweta jail. He remained there Tuesday and was being held on $8,000 bond.