Man arrested after shots fired in Manitowoc

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Posted at 7:47 AM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 08:47:49-04

MANITOWOC — According to the Manitowoc Police Department, a man was taken into custody after officers heard gunshots near a tavern early this morning.

They report officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 800 block of Washington Street around 2:00 a.m. Saturday, when they heard gunshots near a tavern in the 900 block of Washington Street.

Officers say they saw several people fighting in the area and when they arrived several people fled by vehicle. The officers stopped a vehicle they saw leaving the scene and identified a passenger who admitted firing several shots into the air from his handgun, in an attempt to stop people from fighting. Officers later found empty casing in the street near the tavern.

Police took a 23 year old Manitowoc man into custody and held him on charges of Recklessly Endangering Safety, Intoxicated Use of a Firearm, and Carrying a Concealed Handgun while Consuming Intoxicants inside a Tavern.

There were no reports of anyone being injured as a result of the shooting.

The police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Manitowoc Police Department at (920) 686-6551. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at (920) 683-4466 and be eligible for a cash reward