Shots Fired During Repo, SWAT Responds

Bath, PA – 7 August 2017 – A 24-year-old Bath man is in Northampton County Prison after firing shots Monday when a man was repossessing a vehicle, Colonial Regional police report.

A driver for Dons Auto was repossessing a vehicle when Michael P. McGinnis Jr. fired four to six shots, police said. He saw McGinnis on the back porch at 111 Sleepy Hollow Road in the borough before the repo man took off about 12:45 p.m. to call police, a news release said.

Police created a perimeter around the home, closing nearby roads for hours, and the Pennsylvania State Police Emergency Response Team was brought in in case McGinnis was barricaded in the home, police said.

Police found out McGinnis ran off to Chapman, where officers found him at 1425 Main St., police said. McGinnis was arrested without a struggle, police added.

No one was wounded during the shots-fired incident and there was no damage from gunfire near where the man repossessing the vehicle stood, police said.

A search warrant was served and shell casings were found on the back porch and in the yard, police said. A 45-caliber handgun was recovered inside the home as was a knife with brass knuckles, police said.

McGinnis was arraigned overnight on charges of using a prohibited offensive weapon, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, police and the county Department of Corrections report.

He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, the department of corrections said.

 

Source: Lehigh Valley Live

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