A man wearing a Donald Trump mask and Santa Claus hat has been accused of attempted murder after he shot his estranged brother-in-law

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  • A 75-year-old man has been accused of shooting his estranged brother-in-law in Rohnert Park, California.
  • The suspected attacker was wearing a mask that resembled President Donald Trump, a Santa Claus hat, and a white beard, according to police reports.
  • The victim, a 77-year-old man, was shot twice. He was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
  • The suspected attacker has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
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A 75-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of his brother-in-law, aged 77,  while wearing a rubber Donald Trump mask, a Santa Claus hat, and a fake white beard.

Police were called to a house in Rohnert Park, California, after a woman reported that her husband had been shot.

Gerald Jacinth, a Las Vegas resident and estranged relative of the victim, was arrested following the incident.

Police say that Jacinth had approached his brother-in-law's home on Saturday morning.

According to a police,he wearing an over-the-head mask resembling Donald Trump, a white long curly beard, and a Santa hat, according to Rohnert Park authorities. 

Jacinth offered a small gift to his brother-in-law as a "special delivery," Rohnert Park's deputy chief of police said in a press release.

The victim, an unnamed 77-year-old man, refused. An "exchange of words" took place and then the victim was then shot twice.

He was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Despite being shot, police reported that he was able to take a photo of the suspected attacker fleeing the premises.

Jacinth was apprehended following a short car chase by police and charged with attempted murder.  A .380 handgun was retrieved from his vehicle.

He was then booked into jail with a bond set at $1 million

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