Two arrested after “warning” shot fired


Two men were arrested Tuesday night after one allegedly fired a “warning” shot out the window of a home in the 1100 block of East Market Street, according to the Aberdeen Police Department.

A 21 year-old Aberdeen man was arrested for discharging a weapon inside the city limits, violation of a no-contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm. A 24-year-old Aberdeen man was arrested on an Aberdeen Municipal Court warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Aberdeen Police were initially called to the home at about 9:50 p.m. Monday because of a report of someone making threats. En route, other calls came in reporting gunshots in the area, which officers determined came from the home on East Market Street.

Officers were told that the men were inside a relative’s home when three people came to the door, one knocking and two hiding in the brush. The two told police they were concerned for their safety, so the 21-year-old fired a shot out an upstairs window to scare away the people at the door. They apparently fled when the police were called.

No injuries were reported and the men were booked into the City of Aberdeen jail without incident.