Police say Louisville man fired weapon inside park, nearly hitting another person
Authorities say the suspect told police he did have a gun in the car.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man authorities say fired shots from a rifle inside Fern Creek Park, nearly hitting another person.
Daeyon Wallace, 19, was arrested Monday at Fern Creek Park on Ferndale Road.
The police report says officers went to the park after a call was made about shots being fired. Police say a man told authorities he was walking behind the softball fields at the park when he heard a shot from a .22 rifle. According to police, the man said the shot went past him "by mere feet."
Authorities say officers patrolled the area and only saw Wallace sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Authorities also say officers asked Wallace if he had heard or seen anything and he said that he had not, but told police he did have a gun in the car.
Investigators say officers saw the rifle in the car and asked Wallace what caliber it was; he told police it was a .22 caliber rifle.
Officials say Wallace allegedly "claimed he saw some kids in the park that could have possibly done it."
Police say officers also saw a glass bong and pipe on the passenger seat. According to police, an officer also found a small torn piece of a zip lock baggie with possible residue and a short cut straw commonly used to take narcotics.
Officers had Wallace get out of the vehicle and searched the car and found that the gun was loaded. Authorities say there were also "numerous spent .22 rounds all over the front of the vehicle." Investigators say Wallace allegedly had an empty magazine in the driver's side door. Officials also say a mask was found in the back seat and "seemed suspicious given all the surrounding circumstances."
Wallace is charged with wanton endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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