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Portland man arrested for firing gun into neighbors home
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland police say 21-year-old Matthew Morris of Portland was arrested on Glenridge Road Wednesday morning after officers investigated a report that a bullet hole was discovered in a condominium on Glenridge Road.

After a quick investigation police determined that one round had been fired from a neighboring unit sometime Tuesday night. According to police,the bullet penetrated a living room wall where an adult was sleeping and damaged items inside the residence. No one was injured. 

Initial investigation indicates the round may have been fired negligently sometime late Monday or early Tuesday morning. 

Morris was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. 

The police department reminds everyone to store firearms safely, follow safe handling procedures, and always assume a gun is loaded. Never handle firearms while impaired by medication, narcotics or alcohol. Firearms should always be locked and ammunition stored in a separate location away from the weapon. 


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