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Man arrested for illegal discharge of a firearm

Posted at 12:40 PM, Nov 19, 2020

An Abbeville man is accused of illegal discharge of a firearm after shooting at the ground to break up a fight.

On November 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the Walmart parking lot in reference to shots being fired in the area, according to Lt. Jonathan Touchet, spokesperson for the Department. The responding officers located a witness who advised them that they observed two subjects fighting in the parking lot, and a third subject exited the vehicle and fired two rounds from a handgun toward the ground near one of the subjects after they stopped fighting.

Patrol officers, while still on the scene, were advised that people were at the Abbeville Police Department to report that they were shot at, Touchet stated. Patrol officers were able to determine that Christian Green had fired the weapon. Officers were able to contact Green via telephone, and he agreed to turn himself into the Abbeville Police Department.

Green arrived at the Abbeville Police Department, where he was booked on the two counts of illegal discharge of a firearm. The firearm that Green used in the incident was recovered and placed into evidence. He was transported to the Vermilion Parish Jail for holding.

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