Springfield man allegedly fired shot at woman

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Richards E. Burks IV, 22, of 1371 Warder St., was arrested and charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, domestic violence and receiving stolen property, according to jail records. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today.

Police responded to a call of shots fired on Warder Street at about 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. Witnesses told police Burks was fighting with a woman outside of the home and then back went into the house and grabbed a pistol, pointing it at the woman who was in the drivers seat of a vehicle. As the woman drove away, he allegedly fired one shot in the direction of the vehicle, witnesses said. Burks then walked away from the home, but was later taken into custody by police, the report said.

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Burks later told police he did fire “a warning shot” in the air because he was mad at the victim, but he wasn’t trying to harm her, according to court records. He also told police he gets so mad at times he blacks out and doesn’t remember things. He didn’t recall shooit at the victim while she was driving away or while she was sitting in the car, the report said.

Detectives later obtained a search warrant for Burks’ address, court records said. A 9MM handgun was found on the living room couch and allegedly came back stolen from a Springfield man, the report said.

Burks was arrested at about 10:45 a.m. Monday, jail records said.


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