SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was angry that someone "stole his smokes" now faces a potential felony charge for shooting his gun to vent his frustration, police say.
On Saturday, a 43-year-old man "came home from a bar mad at someone who stole his smokes," a Salt Lake County Jail report states.Comment on this story
When the intoxicated man got home, he grabbed a handgun from his bedroom, went outside his apartment and fired a round into the air, 20 feet away from two apartment buildings, according to the report.
The man was arrested for investigation of illegal discharge of a firearm and being intoxicated. He could be formally charged with a felony if the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office files the same charges he was booked for.
A shell casing, a black handgun and a magazine were recovered by police. There were no reports of injuries.