As reported by the Redlands Daily Facts on March 9, 2006:
Man's head smashed by his own shotgun
REDLANDS - A 39-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday with a fractured skull and a broken eye socket after been hit with his own shotgun and pummeled by two assailants who were later arrested, according to police.
At about 5:30 p.m. a 9-year-old boy called police to say his father brandished a shotgun at two men who had come to the front door of his Roma Street home.
The assailants had taken the victim¹s shotgun from him, hit him with it and hit him with their fists, according to police.
Police and firefighter-paramedics responded to the home and the victim was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, police logs said.
Two hours later brothers Jason Michael Young, 26, and Brandon Scott Young, 25, called police to report that the hospitalized victim had pointed a shotgun at them.
During an interview with police the brothers admitted going to the home to collect money from the victim and assaulting him, officials said. The shotgun used in the beating was recovered at their Pine Avenue apartment, according to reports.
The brothers were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon of force likely to cause great bodily injury, according to reports.
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