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Officers hear shots as they arrive

Springfield man faces charges after disturbance with relative.

A 21-year-old Springfield man was arrested on weapons charges Sunday after allegedly firing a gun at a family member after an argument.

Springfield officers reported hearing shots fired from inside the home when they responded to a 911 call at 909 Cypress Street Sunday around 4 a.m. The caller reported Jeremy Parker was inside the home arguing with a male relative and was armed.

The victim told police he had been at Parker’s Cypress Street home to check on a woman who was there because he believed Parker was intoxicated and in possession of a handgun. As the victim was leaving, Parker fired a single shot toward him, but missed, according to the police report.

Parker showed himself at the home’s front door, and officers were able to take him into custody without further incident. A .38 handgun with four live rounds and one spent round was found on the second floor of the home in addition to two spent shell casings. He was charged with felonious assault, discharge a firearm on or near a prohibited premises and using a weapon while intoxicated.

Lashoun Weaver, who lives across the street, said she heard a noise but thought it was firecrackers. When she saw police surrounding her neighbor’s house, she said she was surprised because Parker had not caused problems in the past.

“From what I know of him, he’s a pretty good person. He doesn’t go around starting trouble,” she said. “It was a shock because you never hear of that.”

The relative he was allegedly fighting with declined to comment Monday, saying the incident was “a family matter.”

Parker was being held in the Clark County Jail on $51,000 bond.

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