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Ryan O'Neal Arrested -- Shot Fired

2/4/2007 2:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained the mugshot of actor Ryan O'Neal, who was arrested Saturday morning at his Malibu home. He was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm after a fight with his son, Griffin. O'Neal was released after posting $50,000 bail.

Police tell TMZ that O'Neal, 65, fired at least one gunshot during the scuffle.

Cops say he was booked at the Lost Hills Sheriff's station without incident. He was released at 5:30 AM.

Sheriff's sources tell TMZ that a 22-year-old female friend of Griffin's was "inadvertently" injured at the scene and transported to a local hospital. Sources wouldn't confirm if the injury was a result of the gunshot.

Celeb mugshots: click to viewGriffin O'Neal, son of Ryan and Joanna Moore, is also no stranger to the law. The 42-year-old spent 18 days in jail for not performing the community service ordered by a judge who found him guilty of reckless boating in a 1986 accident that killed the son of film director Francis Ford Coppola.

Griffin also has a history of substance abuse. He pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge in 1989. In 1992, he agreed to spend one year in a live-in drug rehabilitation program after pleading no contest to charges he shot at his estranged girlfriend's unoccupied car.


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120...we must have been watching two different shows when Oprah interviewed Tatum. Oprah did say to Tatum that the drug abuse was her personal choice, however Tatum totally confessed to that. Oprah was very supportive to Tatum. Additionally, anyone who knows anything about this family would know that when Griffin was being charged for the boating accident the police said that the only sane family member was Tatum...and she made a statement just recently that said the truth will come out. Let's be sure it does. Everything will be revealed. Tatum surely made some major mistakes in her life, but she had a drunken mother and a father that abandoned her. She married a controlling and self centered man and had children too quickly without any knowledge of what a mom really is. It does not make her drug use right, but she was a drug addict waiting to happen. She has gotten it together and does have a relationship with her kids, and John McEnroe still harrasses her just like her dad did. The girl can't get away from these crazy Irish men with tempers. Give her some support. She deserves it.

2804 days ago


Ryan O'Neal has been abusing his son for years. This is nothing new. How can you blame Griffin for his father's sins? Sad. Griffin may have his issues, but I guarantee you most of them can be traced back to Ryan and Farrah.

I knew Griffin a long time ago and he was a good guy. Leave him alone.

2801 days ago


Responding to Michael's comments about knowing a junkie when you see one, what about Ryan himself? King Junkie. Maybe not heroin, but he introduced his kids to drugs.

Why does everyone stick up for Ryan O'Neal?

2801 days ago

Kelly Cannon    

you're a loser, ryan. I mean what i say. I'm sorry I ever liked you. Fix your family before it's too late, IDIOT.

2798 days ago


Redmond (Red) not only has a SERIOUS heroin addiction, he has sold drugs to 2 poeple who have overdosed abd DIED. Who cares about anything Ryan and Farrah do accept they are the worst parents breeding drug addiscts and MURDERERS!!!!

2787 days ago


Ryan's mug shot is actually pretty good, as far as these things go.

2817 days ago

Canuck Gal    

Wow....obviously they still have a volatile relationship!

2817 days ago


It's about time he beat that kid's ass!

2817 days ago


It has to be Redmond, his son wirh Farrah.... Happy Birthday to her. Griffin was smart to leave that mess. Redmond has severe addiction problems. Again Happy Birthday Farrah.

2817 days ago


they have been fighting for years. He raised him so oh well. Following in his Fathers footsteps.

2817 days ago


Remond has no problems it has always been Griffin with the drug problems.

2817 days ago


How sad. He has 2 sons. The older son was sent to a military academy because he was out-of-control. The younger was a heroin addict. If the son is who I think it is then I recall Ryan spent a lot of time, money and tears trying to help him. How sad that things ended up this way after Ryan's battle with cancer. Can you imagine, a young man attacking a cancer victim who had to resort to self-defense with a deadly weapon. Not worth a criminal record folks. Just let your kid go. I know of one family that just moved with no forwarding information to escape from a bad kid.

2817 days ago


only a celeb can get booked & let out on bail that fast for sh*t like that, must be nice

2817 days ago

Rob M.    

Untill we know the whole story lets keep our opinions to ourselfs. Whatever the situation was I dont think a firearm was neccesary.... but who knows. Father/ Son relationships can be very complicated and this one has been that way forever. I remember back in 83', when Ryan and Farrah and Griffin were on the cover of People magazine for a similar problem, and obviously almost 25 yrs later things havent progressed much. I just feel bad for Farrah, who I hear is CANCER FREE has to endure this kind of stress. God Bless you Farrah and , oh yeah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. And lets hope Ryan has a license for that firearm.

2817 days ago


Ryan O'Neal is one of the most talented men of his day, and I wish him well at this sad moment in his life. But very happy to hear that Farrah has beat her cancer.

2817 days ago
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