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Police: Three Firearms Seized for Safekeeping Following Dispute

A man reportedly fired a handgun into the ground during an argument, according to police reports.

Police responded to the 900 block of William Street on Oct. 7 at 3:50 a.m. for a report of a shot fired outside a residence.

Witnesses told City of Fredericksburg police that two male subjects were seen arguing in the front yard and that during the argument, one of the males fired a handgun into the ground as a second male was walking away.

"Officers found one of the involved parties on foot a few blocks from the scene and he was uninjured," said a news release from the City of Fredericksburg police department. "Officers also detained the resident of the home without incident."

City of Fredericksburg police arrested Bernhard Randhahn, 44, for brandishing a firearm, illegal discharge of a firearm within the city limits, and reckless handling of a firearm. Randhahn was released by the magistrate on a $1,000 bond.  

"Three firearms were seized from the residence for safekeeping," said the release from the department.    

Editor's Note: The above information came from the City of Fredericksburg police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction. 

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