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Multiple Gunshots Reportedly Fired Near Dale City Home

Dale City man was subsequently arrested and charged.

Police arrested a Dale City man Sunday night after his neighbors reported hearing several gunshots near his house, Prince William County police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. 

Terrel Xavier Downing, 24, has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm. He is being held on a $3000 secured bond.

Police initially responded to a shots fired call for the 14300 block of Ferndale Road in Dale City on Jan. 27 at 10:15 p.m. 

"Several callers reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area," Perok said.

When the officers arrived, they found the location of the reported gunshots. 

"The investigation revealed that the accused was involved in a verbal altercation with another member of the residence. The altercation took place in front of the residence," Perok said. "During the encounter, the accused fired a handgun into the air."

No one was hurt and no property was damaged. 

Downing's court date is March 19.

Joe George January 29, 2013 at 11:57 AM
It's a shame that idiots live so darn close to my family. I guess he forgot the rule that "what goes up, must come down" and could potentially kill someone.
Nick Whitten January 29, 2013 at 12:20 PM
I'm sure he will remember the rules of gravity once the soap is dropped.
Fizban January 29, 2013 at 01:18 PM
don't leave home without it, Has a whole new meaning in Dale City
vailbunny January 29, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Bet the gun was obtained illegally - not a responsible gun owner

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