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Sheboygan Man Fires Gun into Girlfriend's Car that he was Driving

On Sunday, June 5 around 11:00 PM, officers were called to a residence in the 1100 block of St. Clair Avenue in Sheboygan for a report of a shot being fired into an occupied vehicle while it was stopped in traffic at the intersection of Calumet Drive and Saemann Avenue. 

An extensive investigation revealed the caller had fired his own gun into the vehicle at an undetermined location for reasons still unknown, according to a release from Sheboygan Police. The 27-year-old Sheboygan man is currently in jail on a charge of recklessly endangering safety and obstructing. 

After receiving the call Sunday night, police made contact with the caller and his girlfriend at their residence. Police blocked off parts of Calumet Drive and Saemann Avenue for much of the night while they investigated the incident. The caller indicated he was driving his girlfriend’s vehicle, a tan 2002 Honda mini-van, when an unknown assailant pulled up next to the vehicle while he was stopped in traffic and fired one round into the van. The caller also indicated he fired two shots from his own weapon as the suspect vehicle drove away.

The Honda van had a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear sliding door however extensive searching of the scene at Calumet Drive and Saemann Avenue failed to produce any evidence to substantiate the man’s story.

Further investigation and interviews with the man revealed the bullet was likely fired from his own weapon, a High Point 9 mm handgun. He later admitted to this, however police are still investigating the reason for this behavior.  At this time there is no reason to believe there is any on-going danger to the community.

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