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GRIFFITH — A 21-year-old Griffith man was arrested after he and his brother were fighting, and the man fired shots from a Glock 23 semi-automatic pistol.

Griffith Police arrested Gerardo Rodriguez on June 6. He was charged with criminal recklessness, a Class 6 Felony. Rodriguez posted a cash bond of $1,945 on June 8 and was released.

According to the probable cause affidavit, at about 1:30 p.m. June 6, police were called to the 1600 block of North Jay Street in reference to a report of shots fired. Police said a man reported he and his brother were fighting and his brother fired a shot from a semi-automatic handgun in the kitchen inside of the family's home.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police said there were other adults in the house along with two children who were upstairs.

The brother who made the report said Rodriguez didn't point the gun at him but rather fired it near where he was standing.

Police said Rodriguez led officers to a metal box in the backyard where a Glock 23 semi automatic weapon was found. Police also found a spent casing in the kitchen and observed a hole in the drywall of the kitchen 

Police said someone had attempted to cover the hole and there was "wet" drywall spackle.

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Southlake County Reporter

Carmen is an award-winning journalist who has worked at The Times newspaper for 20 years. Before that she also had stints at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., The Post-Tribune and The News Dispatch in Michigan City.