During the fight, Nichols' 16-year-old brother walked into the garage to check on his sister, and Patterson yelled to Bennett to “get her .45 and blast on them,” according to the affidavit.
Police reported Bennett retrieved a handgun from a vehicle parked in the driveway. When he returned, the boy produced a gun of his own and fired it three times at Bennett, but missed.
Bennett fired his gun at the boy, hitting him once. When the boy fell to the ground, Bennett “stood over him and shot at him several more times, striking him at least three times,” a detective wrote in the affidavit.
When Heather Nichols' two children, ages 8 and 6, entered the garage she ran for them, attempting to get them to go back inside the house. That's when Bennett shot at her at least one time, police said.