BROOKS, Ore. A neighbor fed up with a farmer who was using loud bird cannons fired a shotgun over the farmer s head then beat him with the gun.

The farmer was firing the cannons to scare off birds from his blueberry crop around 8 p.m. in the 8700 block of Umatilla Street Northeast, Marion County officials said.

That s when the farmer says a neighbor, 37-year-old Luke Chapman, started firing his 12-gauge shotgun over the farmer s head.

After Chapman ran out of rounds, he began hitting the farmer with his gun.

Chapman was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon, assault and reckless endangerment.

Police also seized several guns and ammunition from Chapman s home.

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