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POLICE: Man fired three gunshots near traffic accident investigation

Matthew Ryan Horner (Source: NHCSO) Matthew Ryan Horner (Source: NHCSO)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Wilmington police arrested a man after he allegedly fired gunshots near officers while they were investigating a traffic accident early Wednesday morning.

According to officials, police responded to an accident on Racine Drive in front of the Might As Well bar around 2:25 a.m. While the officers were investigating the collision, three gunshots were fired nearby.

Several witnesses came forward and told police they saw a man in a blue Honda Civic firing a gun.

About 30 minutes later, officers located the vehicle in the 900 block of South Kerr Avenue. Police said the passenger of the vehicle, 23-year-old Matthew Ryan Horner, was reportedly intoxicated and had a gun in his waistband.

He admitted to officers that he fired the weapon after some type of dispute.

Shell casings found in the roadway matched the gun Horner had in his possession.

He was charged with discharging a firearm in city limits, going armed to the terror of the public, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

Horner was booked under a $20,000 bond.

No one was hurt and no property was damaged during the shooting. 

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