A 57-year-old Tacoma man was upset that his neighbor’s daughter was trying to sneak out of her house so he fired a bullet to scare her back inside, police said.
A single shot was fired about 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of N. 11th Street. Neighbors called 911 to report that they heard someone shooting a handgun and men arguing.
“He didn’t fire the shot at the girl. He fired the shot into the air,” police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
When officers arrived, witnesses said they heard two men arguing and the older man claiming he had only fired a warning shot.
The alleged shooter was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault.
Police said a group of teenagers was chatting on Facebook when they decided to sneak out of their houses to hang out. Two boys who were waiting outside the girl’s home caught the attention of the neighbor, who went outside to confront them.