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Man accused of battering woman after son injured by Nerf gun

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A man allegedly battered a woman and her son after his son was injured by a Nerf gun, according to court records.

Genarden Robbins is facing one count of domestic battery and one count of domestic battery on a person less than 14 years old.

South Bend Police were called to an address on Phillipa Street on May 31 to investigate reports of a domestic incident.

A woman told police her son and Glenarden Robbins' son were playing with Nerf guns when Robbins' son was shot in the eye, reports said.

Robbins' son was upset and the woman asked him why he was crying, reports said.

The woman said Robbins started yelling at her and threw her against the refrigerator, pushed her into the counter and put his hands around her neck, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The woman's son witnessed the incident and tried to intervene, but Robbins pushed him to the floor, according to reports.

When officers spoke with Robbins, he admitted to pushing the woman and pushing the woman's son to the ground, according to reports.

Genarden has been released on bond and is due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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