A man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he admitted to firing a weapon out his window of a boarding house. A second individual was arrested for an outstanding warrant after officers entered the building in order to search it.
Just before noon on Sunday, officers responded to reports of an individual firing a weapon out a window near Corson Avenue South and South Willow Street. Officers were actually in the area and heard what sounded like gunfire. Officers arrived and contained the two-story building. Three additional shots were heard and a barrel of a rifle was seen extending from an open window. A man came out and told officers that he was firing a pellet gun. Some of the residents inside the boarding house came out immediately however, there were other people inside the building that refused to come out, despite numerous warnings from officers. SWAT officers responded and a search warrant was obtained in order to search the building for the weapons and any additional people that might have been inside. Once the warrant was obtained, officers entered the building. Another ten individuals were still inside the separate rooms as officers searched. An air rifle and air pistol were located in one of the rooms. The weapons were seized as evidence. One of the men still inside the building had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, while the man who admitted to firing the weapon was booked into jail for reckless endangerment.