By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer
A Berea man faces seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after a police officer reported seeing him fire seven pistol rounds into the ground Saturday.
Joe Duong, 25, Barberry Lane, was arrested after Berea Police Department Officer Danny McGuire responded to a fireworks noise complaint call at 11:05 p.m. on Brooklyn Boulevard.
When he arrived, McGuire reported that the noise appeared to be coming from the rear of a residence in the 1000 block of Brooklyn Boulevard, according to the arrest citation.
When the officer went to the rear of the home, he “observed (Duong) firing a Glock pistol into the grassy area near the back porch,” the citation stated.
McGuire said he saw Duong fire seven rounds.
The officer Mirandized and arrested Duong, after which the man said he had fired several rounds outside the residence, according to the citation.
If convicted on all seven charges, Duong faces up to 20 years in prison.
Duong also was in possession of a Glock model 27 pistol along with a 29-, 15- and 10-round magazine, according McGuire, The report noted gunshot residue test results were pending.
Duong was released Sunday on a $3,000 unsecured third-party bond. He is scheduled for arraignment at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in Madison District Court.
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