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Man Accused Of Assaulting Son After Airsoft Gun Mishap

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ROGERS (WCCO) — A 42-year-old Rogers man has been arrested after allegedly assaulted his son over an Airsoft gun accident, according to police.

On April 8, police said they responded to a call of a possible domestic assault on the 14000 block of Starlite Drive. When they arrived, they made contact with the teenage victim, who was bleeding and holding the back of his head. Police also noticed swelling on his face.

Police said the victim’s mother told them, “Just arrest him. Take him away. I’m tired of all this,” and directed officers toward her husband, identified as Brett Anthony Rizk.

Rizk responded by saying, “He’s lucky I didn’t kill him. I’m tired of his (expletive),” according to police.

Police said that Rizk added that he hit the victim in the back of the head with the Airsoft gun, which broke. When the victim hit the floor, Rizk said he punched him in the back of the head, causing the victim’s face to bounce on the floor.

The victim confirmed the story to police and said that he and his siblings had been playing outside with Airsoft guns when he accidentally shot his younger brother in the eye.

Rizk allegedly assaulted the victim after hearing of the accident.

The victim was treated at North Memorial Medical Center, where 13 staples were needed to close the wound on the back of his head.

Rizk was charged with third-degree assault. If convicted of the charge, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

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