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PD: Man under the influence of alcohol fired gunshot into air

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Reeton Jones (Southington Police) Reeton Jones (Southington Police)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Southington man is facing charges after police said he fired a gun into the air while intoxicated.

Police arrested 49-year-old Reeton Jones on Tuesday.

Jones was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he approached an unknown vehicle that was near his home with a handgun.

Police said he reportedly pointed the gun at the car and the man inside. The man apologized and drove away.

As the car was driving away, police said Jones fired a shot into the air.

Jones has a valid permit to carry a firearm.

He was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, second-degree breach of peace, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was released on a $10,000 bond and is expected to appear in court later this month.

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