Officers respond to shots fired in Granby last Friday
Police officers from Granby were busy last Friday night responding to a shots fired incident on Dec. 4.
The incident occurred in the 100 block of First Street in Granby at approximately 8:04 p.m. on the evening of Dec. 4. Following investigations by local law enforcement details of the incident emerged. According to a press release issued by the Granby Police Dept. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, the incident occurred when a tenant became angry with his landlord and walked outside of his residence and discharged a loaded semi-automatic handgun into the air multiple times.
Authorities confirmed no injuries resulted from the incident. The press release states, “neighbors were understandably frightened and took appropriate action to protect their families.”
The release also states the suspect in the incident, 26 year old Justin Lee Lowry, had consumed alcohol prior to the incident.
Lowry was arrested by authorities and charged with one count of Reckless Endangerment, a class 3 Misdemeanor, and one count of Prohibited Use of a Weapon, a class 2 Misdemeanor.
“This type of incident creates considerable potential danger to the community when someone takes out their frustrations by using a gun to fire shots into the air.” said Granby Police Chief Bill Housley. “Obviously anything that goes up up has to come down. We don’t know exactly where they came down but fortunately it is safe to assume no one was hit by those rounds.”
At the scene Granby Police officers recovered seven spent 9mm cartridges and one live round of 9mm ammunition. They also recovered and seized one Smith & Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun that is being held in secure custody as evidence.
The release closed by stating, “there is no ongoing threat to the safety of the community”.
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