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Stray shot lands city man in jail

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A Fredericksburg man was arrested Thursday after he fired a shot into a neighbor’s home—apparently accidentally, police said.

The incident occurred about 9:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Chadwick Court, police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.

A resident called police after finding a bullet hole in a bedroom wall. The responding officer found the bullet lodged in a wall inside the bedroom closet.

The shot had actually been fired about an hour earlier, Bledsoe said. The woman said she heard the shot and a neighbor across the street in Central Park Townhomes, formerly Bragg Hill, had come to make sure she was OK.

But the neighbor didn’t tell her he was the one who fired the shot. Police later went to the neighbor’s home and recovered the gun.

Antonio Robinson, 29, was charged with two misdemeanor offenses, reckless discharge of a firearm and illegal discharge of a firearm within the city limits.

He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $2,500 bond.

The gun was legally owned, police said. It was not clear what the owner was doing at the time the gun discharged.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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