What started as a verbal fight between a husband and wife Friday in Ironton ended with the husband being arrested for felony discharge of a firearm.
Crosby Police Chief Kim Coughlin said about 8 p.m. Friday a Crosby police officer was dispatched to an apartment complex on the 100 block of Fourth Street in Ironton on a call of a domestic situation. While en route, the officer learned a male had fired a gun at the apartment.
Upon arrival, Coughlin said the officer learned the husband had fired one round from a rifle into the wall of the apartment, through a hallway into the wall of a neighboring apartment. A neighbor took the rifle and ammunition from the husband.
"It didn't hurt anyone, but it could have," said Coughlin, noting the other apartment in which the bullet struck was occupied.
The suspect, 25, of Ironton, was arrested for felony discharge of a firearm and third-degree gross misdemeanor assault. He is being held in the Crow Wing County Jail pending formal charges. The suspect has been convicted before on a charge of domestic assault, the Crosby Police Department reported.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department and the State Patrol assisted.
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