'Cheer' star Cassadee Dunlap’s dad 'critical' after being shot for entering wrong apartment in Arkansas
The incident took place at the Canopy apartments after Cassadee Dunlap's father Ronald, reportedly intoxicated, entered the wrong apartment
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: 'Cheer' star Cassadee Dunlap's father was left battling for his life after he was shot multiple times after he entered a wrong apartment in Little Rock, Arkansas. The OTT star has not publicly commented on this incident yet but the identification has confirmed that it is, in fact, Dunlap's father, Ronald Dunlap. The homeowner fired shots out of fear which left Ronald in a tricky condition.
Local TV channel KATV reports that after Dunlap entered apartment 12 D, Joshua Womack's place, and not 15 C, Womack fired multiple rounds at the man. The incident took place around 3.12 am on Saturday, September 10 at Canopy Apartments. Womack explained that he was fast asleep when he heard banging on the door. He then "woke up and grabbed his firearm" and fired five or six rounds at Dunlap. When the law enforcement officials arrived, they found the victim "lying face down on the ground outside of Womack’s apartment." The 49-year-old man was somehow saved by the officials on the spot and then transported to the Baptist hospital where he lays in a questionable condition.
Cassadee Dunlap's father shot, in critical condition
The reason why Dunlap got the wrong apartment is that he was drunk. TMZ reports that a spokesperson for Little Rock PD says that Dunlap had been out at a bar or club with his nephew prior to coming home and finding the wrong apartment. Dunlap's brother David also tells that he is fighting for his life and that a neighbor's door was also hit in this unfortunate incident. So far no charges have been filed. Dunlap was previously married to Alisha Miller Dunlap Hinson who has worked in TLC's 'Cheer Perfection'. Cassadee and Alisha were also featured in TLC's 'Toddlers and Tiaras'.
The Netflix star who appeared in the second season of 'Cheer' is currently working as a part-time cheerleading coach at the University of Arkansas and is yet to issue a public statement. She is also a social media influencer with over 150,000 followers on Instagram. This is the second 'Cheer' star who has made the news as earlier it was superstar Jerry Harris who was sentenced to 12 years in prison in July. He was forced to register as a sex offender after allegations against him piled up saying he tried to indulge in sexual activities with minors. The shocking investigation further led the FBI to discover that he was indeed producing child pornography.