Deputies: Man shot at brother during Mother’s Day BBQ

Billy Jack Gomez arrested for attempted murder and unlawful use of weapon

Billy Jack Gomez, 35, was arrested for allegedly shooting at his brother during a Mother's day BBQ, May 14, 2017. (Linn County Sheriff's Office)

LEBANON, Ore. (KOIN) — A Lebanon man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly tried shooting his brother during a Mother’s Day barbecue, deputies said.

Hunter Gomez, 34, was at his mother’s home on Vaughn Lane when his brother, 35-year-old Billy Jack Gomez, shot at him at 4:30 p.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators said the brothers had gotten into a brief scuffle before the barbecue, and Billy Jack went inside to get a high caliber rifle as Hunter prepared the grill.

Billy Jack was reportedly in the living room when he fired a shot through a screen door, narrowly missing Hunter. Deputies said the bullet hit the ground.

The 35-year-old was arrested for attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.