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Decatur Police arrest man accused of firing shots near Decatur elementary school

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Decatur Police arrest man accused of firing shots near Decatur elementary school

Fifth Avenue Upper Elementary, City Schools of Decatur, located on Fifth Avenue.
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Decatur, GA — Decatur Police on Sunday, Jan. 10, arrested a man accused of firing shots near Fifth Avenue Upper Elementary.

Police responded to the call of shots fired around 6:54 p.m., according to Sgt. John Bender.

“Officers made contact with an adult male who was standing near several empty shell casings on the ground,” Bender said. “The male was found to be in possession of a handgun and carrying it while not licensed to do so.”

The man, who is 40-years-old, is accused of three misdemeanor offenses. He is accused of discharging a firearm on someone else’s property, carrying a weapon without a license, reckless conduct and public intoxication. There were no injuries reported by anyone at the scene.

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