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Man Arrested After Firing Shots into the Air on First Hill

A 31-year-old man is now in custody after he fired several rounds from a .22 semi-automatic pistol into the air on First Hill this morning.

At around 9:30 Wednesday morning, officers responded to several calls of a man firing a gun into the air in the 1100 block of Summit Avenue.  Callers provided 911 with a detailed description of the suspect and officers located and detained him quickly. The suspect had the pistol in his pocket, but he complied with the officers’ commands.  The pistol was recovered from the man’s pocket.  It appeared that the suspect fired two rounds from the pistol, and officers could not locate any victims or property damage in the immediate vicinity.  One shell casing was located and recovered at the scene.

It was unclear why the suspect fired the shots into the air.  He was later booked into the King County Jail for weapons violations.