A Vigo County man accused of firing a gun at his son during a family argument Friday was formally charged Tuesday.
Police say that Brian O’Neal fired a gun and threatened to harm himself.
O’Neal said that he did fire the gun twice at the ground in self defense after a confrontation with his son who allegedly insulted O’Neal’s fiancé.
O’Neal faces charges of Criminal Recklessness and Pointing a Firearm.
He was released on his own recognizance and told to seek mental health treatment and not to possess any guns.