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Former Marine accused of attacking three children

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A former Marine is in the Williamson County Jail accused of attacking a group of children, including shooting one with a BB gun.

A 12-year-old girl is just one of three kids who say they were attacked at their neighborhood park in Round Rock on Sunday.

"It was scary at first," said the girl, whose identity is not being released for her protection.

While her friends were playing, she says a brother and sister were also there shooting a BB gun. There was some controversy over a hammer belonging to the siblings.

"So, we left and they came back with their parents," the girl said.

According to court paperwork, the siblings' dad 29-year-old Ever Santana Caraballo charged the group of kids.

"Two of my friends got tackled by the dad. That was really scary," she said.

Then, police say Caraballo picked up the BB gun and shot a 10-year-old boy. The girl FOX 7 spoke to was next.

"He was choking me with one hand and then two hands and he picked me up he started walking. I couldn't breathe and I was making gargling sounds," she said.

She says her vision got blurry and she felt like she was going to pass out.

Mom, Carolyn Garcia, says her family has been living in fear.

"We've been sleeping in my room altogether, we lock every single door we even bring my dog and my cat. We lock the door and we sleep all together," Garcia said.

On Thursday, police arrested Caraballo and charged him with three felony counts of injury to a child.

FOX 7 learned he was a Sergeant in the Marines for four years, which makes Garcia even more upset about what happened to her daughter.

"Why how could you, you know? Who attacks children?" Garcia asked.

Caraballo remains in the Williamson County Jail with a $45,000 bond. He faces 2 to 10 years in jail for each charge if convicted.

Shooting a BB gun in a city park in Round Rock is illegal.

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