AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - 50-year-old Calvin Brooks of Lafayette and his estranged wife are in the midst of a divorce.
Things took a turn for the worst Sunday, July 6, at a home in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 431 just south of Lafayette, when Calvin began a heated argument.
"He pulled a razor knife on her. At some point the other people there picks up a stick, pretty much takes the razor away from him and he leaves," explains Major Mike Parrish of the Chambers County Sheriff's Department.
As Calvin left the home he began sending threatening text messages to his estranged wife saying he was, "coming to get her."
He returned to the home a short time later with reinforcements, his brother, 30-year-old Desmond Brooks, also of Lafayette.
"His brother drives him back to the scene, this time as they are coming down the driveway he is brandishing a shotgun, get within range and shoots at her," says Parrish.
As Calvin began shooting into yard containing a number of people, a legally armed witness returned fire, striking Brooks' vehicle several times, ultimately causing them to flee.
Thankfully no one was hurt, but the Brooks brothers were taken into custody Tuesday and each charged with Attempted Murder.
However, both offenders have since been released on a $25,000 bond set by the District Court.
Many citizens have taken to Facebook wondering what could happen next.
"Very, very unexpected," explain Chambers County resident, Chip Lashley.
Lashley was born and raised along the same stretch of U.S. 431.
He doesn't know the Brooks family, but says he shocked to hear of a shooting so close to home and that the perpetrators are back out on the streets so quickly.
"This is a very quiet neighborhood; it is very shocking to hear about a drive by shooting especially in this part of the world," says Lashley.
Calvin and Desmond Brooks are expected to be in court next month.