For couples in Melville, it’s not always the best idea to try to settle family issues, including child custody disputes, without the help of a professional. A woman in Texas recently, for example, tried talking to her ex-boyfriend about their child’s custody, and their argument was capped off with a shooting later in the evening.

According to a Melville car accident lawyer, the woman approached her ex at a bar on a recent evening and asked him to give up his parental rights to their child. Their conversation about the child custody did not go well.

The woman apparently got into an altercation with the man’s new girlfriend and another patron. As the situation deteriorated outside the bar, the woman’s ex-boyfriend apparently had to be held back. Witnesses say he threatened revenge.

After the woman and her family left in her vehicle, the man apparently followed her in his car. While on the highway, he allegedly pulled up beside her car and fired four shots at the vehicle.

No one was wounded, but the woman did apparently sustain a minor injury from broken glass on her face. She and the occupants of her car apparently managed to drive away and call police. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held in jail on $75,000 bond.

According to police, the woman told them she had been afraid of the man, who had violated protected orders against her and had previously been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.