Shot fired lands man in lock-up

By Pat Culverhouse

An Alexandria man is in the local lockup on charges of illegally carrying of a weapon (a misdemeanor) and disturbing the peace/drunkenness after he allegedly fired a shot from a weapon in the courtyard of a Lee St. apartment complex.

According to a police report, officers responded to a call of an intoxicated male subject who allegedly fired a shot then left the area walking toward a local motel. The apartment manager reportedly pointed out the suspect who was later identified as Michael Abraham.

Officers confronted the suspect and asked if he was in possession of a weapon. When he responded “yes,” officers ordered him to the ground, removed the weapon and placed him in custody without incident.

Officers were unable to determine in which direction the suspect fired the shot, but there have been no reports of injury. 

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