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Hartford Police: Armed robber fires gun into the air, threatens to kill victim

HARTFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Hartford Police Department arrested a 33-year-old Hartford man who fired a gun into the air during an armed robbery.

Police were called to the 100 block of Union Street around 2:52 a.m. on Sunday for a report of shots fired.

A 911 caller told police that his group was meeting up with a different group in the area to continue an argument that started in the Village of Slinger earlier in the night.

According to the caller, one of the individuals from the group, who he did not recognize, entered a home and returned with a firearm. That person then allegedly fired multiple shots into the air, took the caller's cell phone and money at gunpoint, and threatened to kill them if they didn't leave.

No one was injured and there was no property damage in this incident.

Officers were able to identify the suspect. They served a search warrant at his home and were able to take him into custody.

A 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and an unlawfully modified sawed off shotgun were seized pursuant to that search.

Based on the findings of this investigation, the gunman, a 33-year-old Hartford man, was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail where he faces charges of Armed Robbery, Recklessly Endangering Safety, Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun, and for being a Felon in Possession of Firearms.

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