PD: Parents use gun to beat daughter's friend

Posted at 11:17 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 20:02:32-05

Police say a Glendale couple drove to Phoenix to assault their daughter's friend over a "miscommunication."

According to Phoenix police, the couple used a loaded gun to beat the victim, then later ditched it near a school bus stop.

Court documents say that on March 2 around 11:00 p.m., 41-year-old Dasheba Brown and 36-year-old Larry Alston went to the home of their daughter's male friend near 27th and Southern avenues.

They confronted and assaulted the victim over what police say was a "miscommunication" about the victim assaulting their daughter. 

Police say Alston and Brown used  a loaded 9mm handgun to beat the victim over the head. Police later found the gun near a school bus stop.

The couple at first denied using the gun to beat the victim and said they used a stick instead. However, police say the gun was identified by the victim and their daughter.

The two are facing charges of endangerment and aggravated assault.