Man Suspected of Shooting Stepson, Estranged Wife Says His Story Will Be Told in Court

Suspect agrees to on-camera interview but later declines to be interviewed

By Randy McIlwain
|  Monday, Oct 21, 2013  |  Updated 7:21 PM CDT
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Richard Richard is accused of shooting and critically wounding 15-year-old Corey Dooley and injuring his estranged wife, Nicole Rishard, at her mother's home on Wednesday night. Dooley is the son of an NBC 5 photographer.

Randy McIIwain, NBC 5 News

Richard Richard is accused of shooting and critically wounding 15-year-old Corey Dooley and injuring his estranged wife, Nicole Rishard, at her mother's home on Wednesday night. Dooley is the son of an NBC 5 photographer.

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A DeSoto man accused of opening fire on his estranged family, injuring his wife and her 15-year-old son, spoke briefly with NBC 5.

Richard Richard had agreed in writing to an on-camera interview with NBC 5 but later refused, citing the advice of an attorney. Richard told guards he would not discuss any aspect of the case on camera.

He is accused of shooting and critically wounding 15-year-old Corey Dooley and injuring his estranged wife, Nicole Rishard, at her mother's home on Wednesday night.

Dooley is the son of an NBC 5 photographer.

Richard told NBC 5 off camera that he did not think he would be treated fairly in a story because Dooley's father works for the station.

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He would not admit or deny involvement in the shooting, saying that his relationship with his family is complicated and that the problems they've had will all come out when he goes to court.

Investigators say the shots were fired when the Rishard family pulled into the garage after returning from a football game. Rishard was shot in the shoulder but managed to throw the car into reverse and escape.

Her youngest son, Cody, was not injured.

Richard is charged with aggravated assault and endangering a child. He's being held at the Dallas County Jail on a $2.5 million bond.

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