Man faces charges after firing a handgun during family feud


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. – Family members say he fired a handgun during a fight.  Now he’ll face charges for the alleged crime.

Massac County, Illinois Sheriff Ted Holder charged 42-year-old David Hausman with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated disorderly conduct.

At approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, Holder said Hausman got into a fight with family members at a home on Unity School Road.  Hausman, who was believed by Holder to be under the influence of alcohol at the time, pulled a handgun and fired several rounds.  After the shots were fired, Hausman ran into the woods and family members called police.

In addition to the Massac County Sheriff’s Department, units with the Brookport Police Department, Metropolis Police Department and Illinois State Police responded.

Authorities started to look for Hausman and were preparing to order a search plane when he walked out of a corn field.  He was taken into custody without incident.

During the search, two houses were evacuated; the home where the alleged shooting happened and a neighbors home.