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Incident Report for Case #2017-129707

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

04/20/2017 - 1:58 AM


100 block State Street


James Slattery, Fitchburg WI


Subject was inside a licensed establishment in the 100 block of State Street.  As the business closed, the subject exited, drew a handgun, and fired it multiple times in the air.  There was no altercation prior to this incident, nor does it appear that the gun was pointed at anyone during this incident.  Shell casings were recovered on scene.  Slattery was located nearby, where the handgun was recovered and he admitted to firing the gun in the air.  Slattery was taken into custody, and was booked into the Public Safety Building on charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and carrying handgun where alcoholic beverages may be sold.

Released 04/20/2017 at 4:39 AM by Lt. Timothy Radke

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