By Elisabeth Hulette
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
A man has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm. Police said his account was that he fired at two people attempting to rob him.
Police were called to the man’s home in the 500 block of Mango Drive at 10:25 p.m. Saturday for a report of shots fired.
The resident told police his dog had been acting strange. When he walked into his bedroom, he said he saw two masked intruders leaning in his open bedroom window, according to a police news release.
He told police they pointed weapons at him, and he believed they were trying to rob him. He grabbed his shotgun and fired through his bedroom door, then opened the door and fired several more rounds toward the open window, according to police.
Police could not locate the suspects. The shots did not strike anyone, and no other property was damaged, according to police.
Trevor Lamont Snowden, 22, was charged with one count of reckless handling of a firearm and was released on a summons.