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Man allegedly assaulted cousin in Gorman

A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting his cousin twice in Gorman over the weekend, L.A. County sheriff's officials said.

Joaquin Bin, 45, was first arrested Saturday after he allegedly pointed a handgun at his cousin in the 47000 block of Old Ridge Route Road around 8 a.m. and fired a shot as the cousin fled. Sheriff deputies searched the area but could not find the weapon.

Bin was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats, but he posted bond and was released early Sunday morning, authorities said. He allegedly returned to the same location and confronted his cousin with a golf club shortly before noon Sunday.

One of the men had a handgun and the two fought over the weapon before the cousin got it and fired it at least twice, striking Bin in the feet. Bin was treated by county firefighters and taken to a local hospital.

Bin’s injuries are not life-threatening, and he was re-arrested. The cousin was not arrested because it appears he was acting in self-defense, authorities said.

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